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Source: Washington Post

A new museum opening in Potomac, Maryland is setting itself apart from other modern art institutions.

The Glenstone Museum will counteract other museum exhibits with its focus on “slow art,” a movement that rebuffs art specifically designed to be shared on social media.

Instead, the museum, which will be home to minimalist plant and concrete sculptures, will only allow about 400 visitors per day and encourages visitors “to have quiet and an optimal experience of art,” said Glenstone’s co-founder Emily Rales.

While the museum has already been recognized for its efforts in creating a more personal relationship between artworks and their visitors, Glenstone is facing criticism from those who believe the institution is limiting greater public access.

When the museum opens in October, Glenstone staff will monitor the use of phones and cameras among visitors and will invite individuals to engage with the art instead.

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New Museum Receiving Praise, Criticism for “Slow Art” Approach

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