Iconoclasts: Selections from Glenstone’s Collection brings together seventy artworks spanning one hundred years of art history. In myriad ways, the artists included in Iconoclasts have subverted, challenged, or disrupted how we understand art today. From the radical early abstractions of Swedish mystic Hilma af Klint to the pioneering photography of Diane Arbus, Iconoclasts offers insights into some of the most radical art of our time and will be on long-term view in the Gallery.


In this new short video, hear from Ellsworth Kelly about his creative practice in his own words, including how a pound of butter was integral to the origin story of his monumental floor installation, Yellow Curve (1990).

Ellsworth Kelly at 100 closes March 2024. The exhibition will next travel to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, where it will open in May 2024.


Accompanying Glenstone’s large-scale traveling exhibition Ellsworth Kelly at 100, this catalogue celebrates the groundbreaking career of the beloved American abstractionist. The fully illustrated publication highlights works from major public and private collections alongside works from Glenstone’s collection, including seminal early pieces and the room-sized Yellow Curve (1990). Essays by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Alex Da Corte, Suzanne Hudson, Corey Keller, and others explore and expand upon Kelly’s artistic legacy.

The catalogue is currently available in-person at our bookstore, and will be available for purchase online in early 2024.



Cinderblocks. Silkscreens. Sculpture. …Soup?


These are just a few of the elements that made up FEAR EATS THE SOUL (an installation by rirkrit tiravanija), on view at Glenstone from September 2019 through March 2020. Cut short by the outbreak of COVID-19, the exhibition contained a t-shirt factory, cinderblock barriers, a working soup kitchen, graffiti by local artists…and undisclosed secrets revealed for the first time in this book.

The catalogue includes several essays on Rirkrit Tiravanija’s practice, which is equal parts social experience, institutional and political critique, and lighthearted troublemaking. The book features reflections from almost a dozen Glenstone guides who, for a time, silkscreened and sold shirts, served soup, and interpreted the ever-changing space of FEAR EATS THE SOUL. Readers will also find a compendium of twelve soup recipes concocted by the artist and our café team that were served to visitors for free over the course of the show.

The catalogue is available for purchase at our bookstore and will be available online in early 2024.



Enjoy some serenity this winter: whether it’s the hushed landscape after new-fallen snow, the stillness of the Water Court, or the steam curling off of a hot apple cider in the Café, Glenstone is here to provide moments of contemplation and stillness amid the end-of-year hustle and bustle.

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