From one great American institution to another, six works from Glenstone are taking a trip along the Potomac to be displayed at the Reach, the Kennedy Center’s new expansion, which opens to the public this weekend. Starting on September 7th, the works, ranging from aluminum paintings to mixed media on wood, will be on view alongside four other permanent pieces.
The exchange marks the first in an ongoing partnership between the Maryland-based museum and the Reach, which was formerly the Kennedy Center South Plaza. The Kennedy Center will also host a 16-day festival with a parade, storytelling workshops, film screenings, and more.
“As we prepare to open the doors of the Reach for the first time—with an action-packed 16-day celebration of the performing arts—we invite visitors to pause and consider this collection of visual works that augments our usual range of artistic programming,” said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter in a press release.
The installation will feature pieces made back when the Center’s namesake President was in office and up through 2018, from a range of artists with diverse backgrounds, including famous names like pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, painter and quilter Faith Ringgold, and conceptual artist Mike Kelley.
Photo Credit: Kennedy Center and Glenstone