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Renwick Gallery

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington (DC), 20006, United States

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(202) 275-1693

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Work hours
MO 10:00 – 17:30 SA 10:00 – 17:30
TU 10:00 – 17:30 SU 10:00 – 17:30
WE 10:00 – 17:30
TH 10:00 – 17:30
FR 10:00 – 17:30
Description 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".HistoryThe Renwick Gallery building was originally built to be Washington, D.C.'s first art museum and to house William Wilson Corcoran's collection of American and European art. The building was designed by James Renwick, Jr. and finally completed in 1874. It is located at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Renwick designed it after the Louvre's Tuileries addition. At the time of its construction, it was known as "the American Louvre".
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