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Renwick Gallery

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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s architectural design of the building itself.
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  • Average6%
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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have no idea what the plan was when they ripped apart this historic and gorgeous gallery, but what a disaster. We can't bear to visit again. It seems like a Frick was stripped and dismantled to become a Tate Modern. Why???! What a shame.

Thank nytraveller2020
Reviewed January 17, 2017

With less emphasis on craft art, the Renwick has remarkable and really interesting exhibits. The gift shop is specialized but very good choices for the regular tourist.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The gallery is quite popular in DC, we had to wait in like for approximately 20 minutes but it was absolutely worth it! Photo-worthy work is displayed inside and its all free!

Thank broketraveler2015
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Renwick is just across the street from the White House. It houses American Craft exhibitions of the likes that will astound you.

Thank filisann
Reviewed January 6, 2017

You must go and see the renwick ,it is worth your time. Easy to find and has many interesting and ever changing exhibits

Thank CrillionDreams
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This museum across from the White House is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge an admission fee. I don't think many locals even realize this.Its works are primarily American craft and the exhibits are stunning. There is a Chihouly chandelier hanging upstairs...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a small museum and the building itself is beautiful, but it's certainly not worth a special trip to go see it. Very small and nothing impressive. They have a somewhat interesting "Wire Network" on the ceiling that is fun to see while lying...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We stopped in for a quick visit and were pleasantly surprised! Admission is free, so there's no down-side to going. The renovated space is beautiful - the new installations and stairway are stunning. The museum wasn't overly crowded and is small enough to "do" in...More

Thank WFleet
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The gallery's beautiful building sparkles. The collection is limited but interesting if you appreciate contemporary art. The main installation in the large hall is stunning. Since it is overhead you can bring a blanket and lie on the floor to admire it, and nap if...More

Thank CristinaAtlanta_Ga
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Second time there. Fun museum with quirky modern themes. Rotation of attractions. Easy to see in short time.

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April 30, 2017|
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Response from bethydollar | Reviewed this property |
No there are not wheelchairs available. There is an elevator. The only thing I have a hesitation about is the entrance. I would say to contact the museum for an accessible entrance.
March 8, 2016|
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Response from JMH1896392262 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any wheelchairs, although that doesn't mean they aren't available. I know there is a dedicated handicap entrance.