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Renwick Gallery

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Address: 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-357-2700
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A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s...

A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s architectural design of the building itself.

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Wow, well we decided to visit the gallery simply becaus the cue was long and we were wondering what all teh fuss was about. ounce inside you spiral along soem amazing creativity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Highland, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Renwick is a great piece of the Smithsonian family, but the current Wonder exhibit, while interesting, is not worth facing long waits and a conga line all throughout. Go on a weekday perhaps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, well we decided to visit the gallery simply becaus the cue was long and we were wondering what all teh fuss was about. ounce inside you spiral along soem amazing creativity. I woudl highly recommend following the cue.

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Thank Tammy T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right across the street from the White House complex, the gallery has plenty of history. It is an interesting original building from the 1800s. Rescued by a former first lady it had been closed for major renovations. Its part of the Smithsonian so its free. Present exhibit deals with light and structure. You can do it justice in about one... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

"Wonder" is an art display using everyday materials in exciting and creative displays. Some of the items used are marbles, thread, lights, tires, wood pieces and bugs. Each display takes up one entire room. It is an amazing art display. It's only going to be in Washington D.C. until May when they begin to dismantle it. We loved it!! Don't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although not large, except in the scale of its works and individual spaces where they're displayed, the newly renovated Renwick provides a close-up, walk-around-and-through experience that is unlike any other museum I've ever visited. It'll take maybe 45 minutes to tour, all the more reason why a visit is very much worth the time.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss the Wonder Exhibit at the Renwick. It features exhibits by nine artists and most of the exhibits will be there until June. One room features a "rainbow" created with thin threads. The sculptures re unique. Make sure to watch the 10 minute video before viewing the exhibit.

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Thank Sue0419
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great re-opening exhibit at the Renwick Gallery and a must-see while it's still there. It's hard to imagine that such simple items like string, netting, tire rubber, marbles, index cards, and willow branches could be converted in to such a creative and thought-provoking show. Each room is it's own extravaganza and the entire show is a wonderfully creative journey.... More 

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Thank Keith S
White Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is modern art at its best. No huge orange paintings that could be done by a three years old. The exhibit was fun. You could see that everyone was having a good time. The rooms were creative and very detailed. These sculptures if that is the right word were obviously made by very creative and talented artists. This exhibit... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some lovely large craft exhibits attracting equally large crowds due to its recent reopening but don't miss. Free. Daily.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great visit at the Renwick today. Hard to say what we liked best. What a great idea to incorporate all the different artist installations in one place. They did create a sense of wonder!! It doesn't take long but is well worth the time!

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