Today in Smithsonian History: June 10, 1977

Paley Gates being reinstalled at the Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery’s renowned Paley Gates are reinstalled in 2009 after being on exhibit at Iowa State University. (Photo by Abby Callard)

June 10, 1977  “Recent Works in Metal by Albert Paley” and “Iron, Solid Wrought/USA” open at the Renwick Gallery. “Recent Works in Metal” includes gold and silver pendants and brooches, and 10 iron objects created between 1975 and 1977. The award-winning handwrought iron gates designed and fabricated by Paley for the Renwick’s Museum Shop are also on display. “Iron, Solid Wrought/USA” includes approximately 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, celebrating the blacksmith as an artist and craftsman from 1776 to 1976.

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Posted: 10 June 2017
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