|2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_BOD_180330||103||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Opening Day: No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour|
Discover the Golden Triangle neighborhood and the outdoor sculptures of No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick during this walking tour with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft. Meet outside Renwick Gallery entrance, Pennsylvania Avenue. (Weather permitting.)
No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick,...
|2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_AOD_180330||40||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Opening Day: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man|
Folks here included Stephanie Stebich, Betsy Broun, David Best (designed the Temple), Serge Beaulieu (of Hybycozo) (Deep Thought), Richard Wilks (Evotrope), and Christopher Schardt (Nova).
|2016_DC_SIRG_ConnectPP_160630||13||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Connections Exhibit|
|2018_DC_SIRG_DisruptPP_181108||69||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 Exhibit|
Press preview for "Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018"
* Abraham Thomas, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge
* Tanya Aguińiga, featured artist
* Sharif Bey, featured artist
* Dustin Farnsworth, featured artist
* Stephanie Syjuco, featured artist
|2019_DC_SIRG_NaturePP_190627||24||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination and Michael Sherrill Retrospective|
Press preview for exhibitions “Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination” and “Michael Sherrill Retrospective”
* Robyn Kennedy, chief administrator of the Renwick Gallery
* Ginny Ruffner, artist
* Michael Sherrill, artist
This summer, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents two...
|2017_DC_SIRG_MinisPP_171019||53||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Murder Is Her Hobby and Rick Araluce|
You are invited to a press preview for the exhibitions:
Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death explores the surprising intersection between craft and forensic science. Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) crafted her extraordinary "Nutshell Studies of...
|2016_DC_SIRG_VisionsPP_160908||22||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016 Exhibit|
|2015_DC_SIRG_WonderPP_151110||93||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: WONDER Exhibit|
Renwick Gallery Reopens Nov. 13 Following Major Renovation of Historic Building with Inaugural Exhibition "WONDER"
The Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative arts program, will open to the public Friday, Nov. 13, following a comprehensive two-year...
|2018_DC_Best_180503||128||Renwick Gallery -- Artist Talk: David Best and The Temple Crew|
Join artist David Best and his 'Temple Crew' as they discuss the ephemerality of the Burning Man temples and other site-specific work. Enjoy listening to the artist and his collaborators underneath the temple built specifically for the exhibition.
|2016_DC_Angus_160410||72||Renwick Gallery -- Artist Talk: Jennifer Angus ("In the Midnight Garden") w/Sean Brady|
Artist Jennifer Angus joins Seán Brady, chair of the Entomology Department at the National Museum of Natural History, to discuss the brilliantly colored insects in her work, In the Midnight Garden, and the importance of insects to the natural world.
|2016_DC_Viviano_161013||59||Renwick Gallery -- Artist Talk: Norwood Viviano|
Renwick Invitational Artist Talk with Norwood Viviano:
Norwood Viviano combines traditional sculpture methods with 3D printing technology to create works that explore cultural and societal change. Through his work, he looks at changing landscapes and how we are effected by the growth and decline of...
|2010_DC_SIRG_GamanO_100304||72||Renwick Gallery -- Donor event -- Art of Gaman|
The Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The President of the James Renwick Alliance cordially invite you to a reception celebrating the opening of The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946.
|2015_DC_SIRG_HandiHour_151113||101||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Handi-Hour (2015, WONDER)|
DC's premier DIY happy hour returns home! Get your craft on with three crafting stations where you can make jewelry inspired by Maya Lin's Folding the Chesapeake, stationery with cars and ink pads inspired by Chakaia Booker's work, and make a holiday wreath inspired by Patrick Dougherty's pods, with the...
|2018_DC_SIRG_Handihour_180411||96||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Handi-Hour (2018 Apr, Art of Burning Man)|
Inspired by the 10 principles of Burning Man, including Radical Self-expression, Participation, and Leaving No Trace, transform old T-shirts into something fabulous at DC’s original crafting happy hour. Make a bag, necklace: -> https://youtu.be/TTGWkexJ0-o, brooch, headband, or something of your own...
|2018_DC_SIRG_Handihour_180913||63||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Handi-Hour (2018 Sep, Art of Burning Man)|
DC's first crafting happy hour throws back to the '70s with macrame. Learn knotting and fiber techniques to make a wall hanging, bracelet, or pot hanger. Enjoy beers from Denizens and live music by Emma G while you work. Tickets are $25 and available beginning August 27. Ticket price includes two beers,...
|2013_DC_SIRG_Hurrah_131205||146||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Last Hurrah!|
Join us for the Last Hurrah!
As you know, the Renwick Gallery is closing for a 2 year renovation. We want to invite you all to help us say goodbye (for now!) to our beloved building and share in some holiday cheer.
|2017_DC_SIRG_Murder_Party_171020||116||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Murder Is Her Hobby Opening Party with SAAM and BYT|
Murder Is Her Hobby Opening Party with SAAM and BYT
Get ready for: A murdery after hours to kick off the Halloween season featuring exclusive access to the BRAND NEW exhibition Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death! Madame Gandhi will be DJing, open...
|2015_DC_SIRG_Festival_151114||142||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Renwick Opening Festival (WONDER)|
Experience the Renwick Gallery as never before, with craft making, artist demonstrations, musical performances, and more. Come see the new contemporary art installations of the WONDER exhibition and enjoy a fun-filled day with activities for all ages.
* Stilt walkers at entrance
|2018_DC_SIRG_Murder_180126||155||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Renwick: Murder at Midnight|
Renwick: Murder at Midnight
Join us for late-night fun at the Renwick Gallery! The museum will stay open until midnight giving you the chance to explore Murder is her Hobby and The Final Stop before they close on Sunday, January 28. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the Nutshells, a DJ in the Grand Salon,...
|2015_DC_SIRG_Opening3_151113||52||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Reopening Day -- Entertainers (WONDER)|
* Amy Conley, piano
* The Matt Richardson String Trio
* Drymill Road, bluegrass
* Excelsa Quartet
* Book signing with Nicholas Bell, Nora Atkinson, and Charles Robertson
* Opera Performance with University of Maryland School of Music
* Josanne Francis, steel pan jazz
|2015_DC_SIRG_Opening2_151113||64||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Reopening Day -- Folks Inside (WONDER)|
|2015_DC_SIRG_Opening_151113||65||Renwick Gallery -- Event: Reopening Day -- Ribbon Cutting (WONDER)|
The 10am ribbon cutting ceremony was shorter than expected because of a Vice Presidential motorcade that was due at 10:15. Ribbon cutters:
* Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
* David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian
* David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle...
|2012_DC_SIRG_Birthday_120128||83||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Happy Birthday, Renwick!|
Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Renwick Gallery! Enjoy contests, music, hands-on activities, games, gallery talks, crafts, a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and, of course, cake!
|2010_DC_SIRG_Chorus_101203||15||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2010) -- Capital Accord Chorus|
The Capital Accord Chorus performs at the Renwick Gallery as part of the Renwick Holiday Festival.
|2010_DC_SIRG_Holiday_101203||91||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2010) -- Crafts|
Renwick Holiday Festival:
Celebrate the holiday season at the Renwick Gallery and visit our special exhibitions The Art of Gaman and A Revolution in Wood. Enjoy music, holiday crafts, ornament making, exhibition tours, lathe demonstrations, and more!
|2011_DC_SIRG_Holiday_111203||63||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2011)|
Renwick Holiday Festival:
Celebrate the holiday season in presidential fashion! Go on a scavenger hunt through Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House, where you might spot Grace Coolidge, Dolly Madison, and Teddy Roosevelt; then join us for a family day filled with music, crafts,...
|2012_DC_SIRG_Holiday_121208||48||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival (2012)|
Ring in the holidays with a Craft Futures themed festival. Get creative with 40 under 40 artist Shawn Smith and create 3D pixel ornaments. Enjoy hot apple cider, winter craft activities, and scavenger hunts while pianist Amy Conley plays season music.
|2016_DC_MDLFD_160312||173||Renwick Gallery -- Family Day -- Museum Day Live!|
Who runs the world? Girls! Celebrate women and girls of color and their many contributions to our communities with a day of live music, performances, and crafts at the Renwick. Part of Museum Day Live!, an initiative hosted by Smithsonian Digital to promote our nation’s dynamic heritage and cultural...
|2011_DC_Sfirri_110123||114||Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Mark Sfirri|
Artist Talk with Mark Sfirri:
Wood artist and 2009 James Renwick Alliance distinguished educator Mark Sfirri, whose work is on view in A Revolution in Wood, explains his passion for wood turning and the artistic process. Join Sfirri as he discusses his body of work and current projects.
|2013_DC_Puryear_130428||70||Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Marvin Puryear (James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Lecture)|
Michael Puryear is a designer, teacher, and studio furniture maker who has been practicing his craft for over thirty years. Join him as he discusses his work, process, and medium as part of the James Renwick Alliance's Distinguished Lectures series.
|2016_DC_Maya_Lin_160226||79||Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Maya Lin (WONDER)|
Artist and architect Maya Lin designs artworks inspired by landscape and ecosystems that are critical to a sustainable environment. Lin talks about her work and her WONDER installation, Folding the Chesapeake, a deluge of glass marbles that flows across the gallery walls and floor to form a map of the...
|2011_DC_SFBales_111013||53||Renwick Gallery -- Talk: Susan Ford Bates ("A Firsthand Experience with...")|
A Firsthand Experience with Susan Ford Bales:
Ever wonder what it would be like to hold your senior prom in the East Room of the White House? Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President and Mrs. Ford, shares memories of this and other special events during an afternoon of reflections on life in the...