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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Pennsylvania Avenue At 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D C
Phone: 202 357 2531 -- 202 375 2700
TTY: 202 357 1729
Statement of Purpose:
American contemporary crafts and decorative arts.
Highlights & Collections:
Changing exhibitions of American crafts, as well as a selection from the permanent collection of 20th-century crafts in glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, and metal are featured at the Renwick Gallery.
A department of the National Museum of American Art, the Renwick Gallery is
housed in a building designed in 1859 by architect James Renwick but not completed until 1874. The Grand Salon has been restored and refurbished in the style of the late 19th century.
Highlights include Albert Paley's Portal Gates, grand staircase, and sales exhibitions of crafts in the Museum Shop.
Exhibits & Special Events:See web site at http://www.si.edu or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.
Daily 10:00-5:30 p.m. Closed December 25.
Admission & Directions:
17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Metro Station: Farragut West (17th Street exit)
Key Personnel: Michael Monroe, Director
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