Renwick Gallery, Washington DC

4.6
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Renwick Gallery is a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located in Washington, D.C., and focuses on American craft and decorative arts from the 19th to the 21st century. It is housed in a National Historic Landmark building that was begun in 1859 on Pennsylvania Avenue and originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now one block from the White House and across the street from the Old Executive Office Building). When it was built in 1859, it was known as "the American Louvre".
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  • The large piece in the main gallery is especially impressive. Only 1 floor of art which is well worth an hour or so of anyone's time. Impressive staircase entrance.  more »
  • My girlfriend and I have both been wanting to go here for years. The newest exhibit was about women artists. Wonderful  more »
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  • Our experience at the Renwick gallery was great. It is a fun little art gallery with a variety of displays and styles of art. It looks small from the outside, but we spent an hour and a half inside and could have spent more time if we read everything more closely. One of the coolest parts is the large room on the second floor with a rotating display. I’ve seen it twice, and love how different it has been each time. Would definitely recommend as a stop during any DC tourist experience, or as a fun date spot for locals.
  • Beautiful museum! There’s 2 levels with around ~half of each floor containing special exhibitions. Definitely check what’s on before heading there! It was pretty spacious—even on a Saturday—so it was nice to go there with a few people. Would definitely recommend as a free museum to stop by during a DC trip.

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