Wellesley Friends of Art - Private Tour of the Fred Sandback Exhibition at Glenstone

Wellesley Friends of Art invite you to a private tour of the Fred Sandback Exhibition at Glenstone

Private Tour of Glenstone
September 10 @ 2 pm

Please see reservation info below if you plan to attend this tour. The exact procedures must be followed to go to Glenstone.

Glenstone, founded by the collectors Mitchell and Emily Rales, integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene environment that invites contemplation and permits visitors to become immersed in the experience of art, both within an elegant museum setting and throughout the surrounding landscape, where one can see works by such artists as Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly. The museum, designed by the noted architect Charles Gwathmey, provides a pristine setting for exhibitions drawn mainly from the Rales’ extensive and superb collection of art from mid-century to the present time.

We will enjoy a private visit to Glenstone’s current exhibition, “Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts.” Highly attuned to the relationship between art and its architectural surroundings, Sandback is best known for immersive installations made from simple, store-bought yarn. By using the yarn to outline geometric volumes within otherwise empty rooms, Sandback created dynamic perceptual situations and complicated our ordinary way of seeing. As the artist said, “My work is not illusionistic in the normal sense of the word. It doesn’t refer away from itself to something that isn’t present. Its illusions are simply present aspects of it. Illusions are just as real as facts, and facts are just as ephemeral as illusions.” The exhibition features examples of drawing, wooden relief, and both wire and yarn sculpture from each decade of the artist’s career. 
 
Details: The tour is limited to 20 people.  Friends of Art members will be given priority through Sept 3.

Event costs:
Recent Grads (2012-2016) $10; Friends of Art members $20; Guests $30 (space available).

Registering for the Event: Checks may be sent to Kristin Thompson, at 1408 Q St. NW, # 2, WDC 20009. Please include your phone number, class and email address.

Glenstone requires that you register your car.
Please provide Kristin with the following information: Make, color, year of car; tag number. This information must be given to Glenstone in advance of tour. Glenstone strongly encourages carpooling. Please let Kristin know if you will be willing to carpool from Potomac Village (or elsewhere).

Dutch Treat Lunch Before the tour:
If you wish to join us for lunch in Potomac Village before the tour, please let Kristin know so that we may make appropriate reservations at noon at Lock 72. The group for lunch is limited to 14 people. 

On September 10:
Meet at 1:45 PM in the driveway to Glenstone, 12002 Glen Road, Potomac, MD. Late-comers cannot be accommodated. No photography is permitted. For further information go to www.glenstone.org

Questions?
Please contact Kristin Thompson, kdtrcg@gmail.com

 

This is a Wellesley Friends of Art event - please direct questions to the email listed above.