March 30, 1979: The restoration of the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery is completed. Continue reading March 30, 1979
The Renwick Gallery is added to the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading March 25, 1969
Everyone can benefit from a fresh spring makeover–even an oil painting. Continue reading Spring cleaning for Alice Barney
A sales exhibition opens in the Renwick Gallery, “Newer than New Glass, Part II.” Visitors are able to purchase works by some of the American craftsmen on display in the “New Glass” exhibition.
“Grass,” a major show of approximately 550 works illustrating how many types of natural grasses have been used to make both functional and decorative objects in many cultures, opens at the Renwick Gallery. Among the items displayed are an Egyptian necklace, Japanese raincoat, Swiss lace, Indonesian wine container, Iroquois mask, Zulu beer strainer, Amazon mating… Continue reading August 5, 1977
The Court of Claims Building is turned over to the Smithsonian Institution for renovation into the Renwick Gallery of Art. The building served as the first Corcoran Gallery of Art and was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., who also designed the Smithsonian Institution Building.
George Gurney, deputy chief curator at the American Art Museum, was looking for a place to showcase some of the nearly 150 or so paintings created in 1934 in the museum’s collection of New Deal art when something happened that most of us can identify with: money got tight. Photo: The oil on canvas “Radio… Continue reading Depression-era program created a ‘New Deal for Artists’