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Potomac’s Glenstone Museum to open new building in 2018

The new building will include two cafes and a bookstore

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Currently, the annual visitor capacity at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland, is 25,000. By the end of a planned expansion, targeted to open late 2018, the annual visitor capacity will quadruple to 100,000.

Bethesda Magazine reports that the project plans on building a new 204,000-square-foot museum building, called The Pavilions, that will include two cafes, a bookstore, 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, and an arrival hall. The 30,000-square-foot main building, known as The Gallery, will remain open during the construction work. Two outdoor sculptures have also been installed.

Along with this, 100 acres of land will be restored with over 8,000 trees of 55 native species planted. Bethesda Magazine further reports that more than 30 acres of pasture will be developed into “sustainable meadows.”

Glenstone Museum Expansion Targeted To Open in Late 2018 [Bethesda Magazine]