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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

Sep 21, 2018 - The New York Times

POTOMAC, Md. — When they were building a gallery here at Glenstone for Robert Gober’s 1992 “Untitled” immersive installation — featuring spouting sinks, stacked newspapers and woodland scenery — Mitchell P. Rales and Emily Wei Rales worked with the artist to design the room to his specifications. That meant lowered ceilings, special plumbing, placement of the exit signs, consultation with a theatrical lighting specialist and about 70 meetings with the architects.

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