On Loan from Glenstone

Since 2012, Strathmore and Glenstone Museum have partnered to display works from the museum’s impressive and coveted collection of post-World War II art at Strathmore. Artwork can be viewed during public Concert Hall events. If interested in viewing the artwork at other times, please contact the docent desk in the Music Center in person or by calling 301.581.5243.


On View through April 21, 2018
Memory Ware Flat #27 by Mike Kelley
Over the course of an influential four-decade career, American artist Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created an ambitious body of work that encapsulated all media: painting, sculpture, assemblage, video, performance, craft, and music.

For his Memory Ware series, the artist identified and embedded a variety of studio leftovers and found objects into a base of tile grout, in place of canvas. Hung like paintings but built like sculpture, the Memory Wares, while seemingly decorative, express Kelley’s strong curiosity in utilizing readymade materials outside of their original context.

Memory Ware Flat #27 is counted among the initial group of Memory Wares the artist completed in 2001. Slogans and catchphrases originally displayed with panache on the face of buttons are hidden forever by metallic spray paint, erasing the historical context of advertising and political campaigns and bringing the objects back to their roots: shape, color and size.


Past Work
Brazil by Keith Haring
Untitled by Lee Bontecou

White Red by Ellsworth Kelly
Group of Teachers by Martin Honert


About Glenstone
Since opening its doors in 2006, Glenstone Museum has been providing visitors with a unique experience seamlessly integrating art, architecture, and landscape. Based in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone is open year-round, free of charge, and welcomes neighbors, art enthusiasts, and local arts groups and schools to enjoy its world-class collection of post-World War II art. For more information, visit www.glenstone.org.

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