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2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_BOD_180330103DC -- 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_18033040DC -- 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_16063013DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Connections Exhibit
2018_DC_SIRG_DisruptPP_18110869DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 Exhibit
Press preview for "Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018"
Featuring:
* Abraham Thomas, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge
* Tanya Aguiñiga, featured artist
* Sharif Bey, featured artist
* Dustin Farnsworth, featured artist
* Stephanie Syjuco, featured artist

“Disrupting...
2019_06_27A3_SIRG_NaturePP25DC -- 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” 
Who:
* Robyn Kennedy, chief administrator of the Renwick Gallery
* Ginny Ruffner, artist
* Michael Sherrill, artist
This summer, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents two... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIRG_MinisPP_17101953DC -- 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...
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_BPP_18032994DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour
The artists involved in the Beyond the Renwick portion of the No Spectators exhibit explained their sculptures. Folks here were:
* Mischell Riley's Maya’s Mind
* HYBYCOZO (Serge Beaulieu spoke), Golden Spike
* Laura Kimpton's XOXO
* Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson's Ursa Major
* Kate Raudenbush's...
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_APP_18032991DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Press preview for the exhibitions “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” and “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick”
Speakers:
* Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
* Kim Cook, Director of Art & Civic Engagement, Burning Man Project
* Leona...
2016_DC_SIRG_VisionsPP_16090822DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016 Exhibit
2015_DC_SIRG_WonderPP_15111093DC -- 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_180503128Renwick 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_16041072Renwick 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_16101359Renwick 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_10030472Renwick 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_151113101Renwick 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_18041196Renwick 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_18091363Renwick 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_131205146Renwick 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_171020116Renwick 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_151114142Renwick 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.
Events:
* Stilt walkers at entrance
* John...
2018_DC_SIRG_Murder_180126155Renwick 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_15111352Renwick Gallery -- Event: Reopening Day -- Entertainers (WONDER)
Presentations by:
* 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_15111364Renwick Gallery -- Event: Reopening Day -- Folks Inside (WONDER)
2015_DC_SIRG_Opening_15111365Renwick 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_12012883Renwick 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_10120315Renwick 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_10120391Renwick 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_11120363Renwick 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_12120848Renwick 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_160312173Renwick 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_110123114Renwick 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_13042870Renwick 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_16022679Renwick 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_11101353Renwick 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...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_08_12_Straczynski117Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO152DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...
AMERICA IS ... Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today? National Juried Show On display: August 2 – 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_01A1_McAuliffe168Politics & Prose -- Terry McAuliffe ("Beyond Charlottesville")
Terry McAuliffe - Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville when white supremacists descended on the town in August 2017. His action was undermined by Trump, however, who, findin... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_20C4_SDCCP0382CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices I
Cartoon Voices I Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Marieve Herington (Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_21C3_SDCCP03141CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices II
Cartoon Voices II With the smash-hit success of yesterday's Cartoon Voices I panel, there's no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Jim Meskimen... (Partially reviewed)


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