March 30, 1979

March 30, 1979: The restoration of the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is completed, displaying 19th century works from the collection.

The salon was restored to evoke the time when the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its school occupied this building located at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Many paintings have been hung on the walls

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 30 March 2012
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