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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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smallest of the museum

It has very intersting art showcase. I loved the hugh room where there were light with string with various colors reflecting. It was so calming that I stayed in this room for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chiclayo, Peru
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Chiclayo, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has very intersting art showcase. I loved the hugh room where there were light with string with various colors reflecting. It was so calming that I stayed in this room for a while. Overall, I recommend it to everyone

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Focusing on Arts & Craft with a little modern art thrown in, the Renwick is a gem in the Smithsonian series of museums. It is somewhat interactive -- kids can wander without getting bored and are able to view most exhibits in 360 degrees. Displays are thought provoking, for sure, but many struck me as the culmination of a lot... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of our first museum stops! loved it. It was also short. They only had art on one main floor.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of funny design arts and u will appreciate the creativeness of the designer. One of the best piece I like us a transparent evening dress which lay down like if a person was wearing it on

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An eclectic collection of sculptures and other collage art that is almost as interesting as the building itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This whole museum is eye catching from the architecture to the elevated decorative arts that are displayed. The Soundsuit was my favorite made out of various crocheted doilies.

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New Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to the Renwick, a recently restored mansion adjacent to the White House. Someone told me it once housed an usual and extensive collection of art and historic arts/crafts (ceramics, textiles, glass, wood, stone...). Post-renovation, it has definitely gone modern and post-modern, with cutting edge art in ceramics, textiles, glass, wood, stone, and multimedia. Definitely worth... More 

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun cllection, right by WHite House, old mansion. Great A/c. McDonald's is about 100 yards away, as is a very good Pot Belly's. Kids hot from the sun by the WHite House? take a break in Renwick. See the ballrom. DC history. Then ice cream at McDonald's

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our teens to the Renwick Gallery and we all loved the exhibition - it was fun and modern, lots of big and colourful items on display. Free entrance.

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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

usually overlooked, it's a creative museum across the street from the White House that just completed a 2-year (?) renovation. Looking forward to reinstallation of the regular collection.

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