Intimate Encounters with Modern Art

By Anonymous

The Glenstone Museum in Maryland unveils an expanded campus and a world-class collection

For art lovers, it sounds suspiciously like paradise: standing quietly before a work that intrigues you, undisturbed by wall-to-wall crowds, selfie-snappers or guards intent on keeping the foot-traffic flowing.

In fact, it’s a fair description of the philosophy behind Glenstone, the museum in Potomac, Md., opened in 2006 by billionaire industrialist Mitchell P. Rales—of the Danaher, Fortive and Colfax Corporations—and his wife, art historian Emily Wei Rales.