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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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This is a wonderful small gallery that has some amazing pieces displayed. The building is also lovely. It wasn't too terribly busy around noon on a Saturday, and you were able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful small gallery that has some amazing pieces displayed. The building is also lovely. It wasn't too terribly busy around noon on a Saturday, and you were able to really take your time, read the plaques, and appreciate the artwork. Interesting bone installation on the first floor, and eclectic collection of different mediums upstairs. Dan Webb's cut,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little art gallery to visit without feeling too overwhelmed by the various displays. I enjoyed seeing how the guards interacted with the visitors by talking with them about the artwork. If you have a back pack you will have to carry it in front of you (to avoid accidentally swinging and knocking over the artworks with... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This smallish museum, one of the first if not the first built as an art gallery, contains multiple permanent installations ( such as a Chihuly) as well temporary exhibitions. The current exhibition includes pottery as you have never seen displayed before, displays using animal bones, and a James Dean full size clay car. The lighting installation is mesmerizing. Don't miss... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is small, not overwhelming but leaves you happy, thought-provoked and delighted. Visually beautiful juxtaposition of the modern crafts and renovated museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spacious, well-lit galleries featuring contemporary artists from various design/ media (e.g. ceramics, glassworks, fabric/fibre, sculpture) - beautifully curated. Affable security guards. Gift shop offers an eclectic collection of gorgeous jewellery (among other merchandise).

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see everything here in an hour or you can spend a day. It's not one of those museums where you'll never see everything. The permanent exhibition upstairs is amazingly good with images, works and materials that will amaze. The Tsunami exhibit and the light display over the main stairs were excellent. The downstairs current exhibit of four artists... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent craft museum. We enjoyed The Invitational as well as the 2 remaining pieces of The Wonder Exhibit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first impression for Renwick gallery is very good, maybe because I was visiting during Wonder exhibition, the exhibition was really great, with multiple contemporary art installations from multiple artists. is well maintained building and has clean bathroom, During my first visit it was really crowded on weekend (and the line was super long. My re-visit during weekdays was better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, historic building diagonally across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Exhibits usually fill each room, so don't expect endless displays, like at the National Gallery of Art.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend a visit to Renwick - its close to White House. Several exhibits were on display in May 2016 - all different and impressive. Great old building that's been restore with modern bathrooms etc.

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