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Visited with several friends on a Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and the building itself. Either take the Metro or go onto Spot Hero and get a parking space in the garage diagonally across the street.
Stellar art museum with a social commentary. The temporary Burning Man exhibit on the second floor was well done, interactive and fascinating! This locale is within eyesight of the White House and other DC monuments. Great location, free—superb!
Another Smithsonian Museum. I found the Temple Room to be beautiful (wish people could follow directions and parent their children though), the Burning Man exhibit was very interesting as well as the illuminated spheres. The Chandelier above the stairwell was lovely. And there were bells/chimes...More
The building is beautiful and the staff is helpful and friendly. I was not interested in anything else in this museum. The art on display while I visited was very dark in nature. Maybe at a different time the art would be more interesting, but...More
This is my favorite Smithsonian. It is two floors in a historic building near the White House that can easily be seen in an hour or 90 minutes. The museum features special exhibits in modern sculpture and structures.
The art gallery is located opposite the White House, hence it is quite convenient to visit it after visiting the White House. The gallery exhibits the high art of American crafts, some of which are quite mind blowing for me, esp. the crystal installation &...More
The wooden temple inside is so intricate and beautiful. It is very peaceful. You can leave a wooden card in remembrance of someone you lost, I left a note for my sister in her memory. The modern exhibit with the light up active statues, and...More
I didn't know much about Burning Man until I visited the Renwick on a whim between meetings one day. Very informative and the Museum itself is in a great old building (used to be the Patent Office). Right across the street from the White House...More
Response from bella1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was crowded but everybody took their turn & were respectful of those waiting. I don't think the intent of the exhibition is to actually solve the scenes so that may cause a problem if visitors seek to dominate the... More
Yes, it was crowded but everybody took their turn & were respectful of those waiting. I don't think the intent of the exhibition is to actually solve the scenes so that may cause a problem if visitors seek to dominate the nutshells.
I think both days will be relatively busy. Your best bet I think will be to go early in the day when they open. And don't be afraid to jump around from piece to piece. There's no order really so if one of the 'scenes' is... More
I think both days will be relatively busy. Your best bet I think will be to go early in the day when they open. And don't be afraid to jump around from piece to piece. There's no order really so if one of the 'scenes' is crowded. Jump ahead and then go back.
It was a wonderful exhibit. Be sure to bring a phone to light the exhibits and if you need them, eyeglasses.
There's also very good docent led tours of the permanent collection on the 2nd floor. Check the Renwick's website for the times on the day you choose.
Day 1: Arrive in evening, check in. Spend a couple hours at National Portrait Gallery. Eat in Penn Quarter Day 2: 8am Arlington Cemetery, then eat 11:45 Archives Musuem (timed ticket) 1:00 or 2:00 Holocaust Museum (will see permanent exhibits if able to get same day tickets) Nighttime: monument tour Day 3: 9:00am Capitol Tour (booked with congress) Eat 12:15 Supreme Court tour (booked) 2:30 Library of Congress (self tour) 4:00-7:00 Air and Space Day 4: Georgetown for...More
May 05, 2016|
Response fromvictoria m|
Pretty busy, but basically do-able. Newseum needs at least 6 hours (which is why you get a 2 day ticket.) Check the Renwick website - the current exhibition "Wonder" closes on May 8 and I'm not sure what will be there when you visit.
Renwick Gallery: Still worth the visit? (5 Replies)
i understand that a large part of the Wonder Exhibit is gone and they are in the process of installing something new. Is it still worth visiting this month?
May 18, 2016|
I've seen the Wonder exhibition twice and I think some of the best installation pieces are still on display. Admission is free so all you are out is some time if you don't like it, but I think you will..