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Renwick Gallery

17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s architectural design of the building itself.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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Reviewed yesterday

I headed over to the Renwick to see Larry Fuente's "Game Fish". which is on permanent display. What a fabulous sculpture! Toured the rest of the very cool Smithsonian museum, and had an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank ekathleenkelly
Reviewed yesterday

I rarely pass through DC without checking out what's showing at the Renwick, because it's a quick art stop that always provides food for thought. Where is the dividing line between "handicraft" and "fine art"? Somewhere delightful, and crisscrossing it with the well-curated shows at...More

Thank MuseumStoreShopper
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On Sunday only 2nd floor open but a terrific selection and variety of art. Loved everything a must see.

Thank JimM1146
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the only gallery in Washington D.C. that i would not recommend. So boring! Nothing much to see. Fast tour.

Thank Flhappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Renwick used to be my favorite museum stop in Washington, a place of renowned museums and galleries. This Second Empire confection is the first purpose-built art museum in America. A recent visit found all the lower floor galleries closed for renovation and the former...More

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Renwick has changing exhibitions---and the present one is so spectacular! Seven domes from buildings have been artistically recreated in an amazing display in the largest of the museum's gallery. I really cannot describe it--you HAVE to see it! In the stair gallery, an amazing...More

Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great gallery with a lot of interesting exhibitions. The Plexus X1 is fantastic to just sit on the ground and stare up and get lost.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....the renovated Renwick has become a notable host of great exhibits of Contemporary Art, and therefore contemporary artists of diverse origins, such as Trung Nguyam with his lacy colorful cow webs or Eli Grey's paper pyramids. This is a place brimming with positive and creative...More

Thank 944giorgiog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this gallery much more than I anticipated. The exhibits were well displayed and information was entertaining.

Thank rallye56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right by the White House and takes only 1-2 hrs as it is small but packed with glass (Chihuly chandelier) wood, textile, etc. art that was like nothing I've ever seen before. They have rotating exhibits and permanent pieces there. I visited right before heading...More

Thank Nicole C
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colortruth
30 April 2017|
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Response from bethydollar | Reviewed this property |
No there are not wheelchairs available. There is an elevator. The only thing I have a hesitation about is the entrance. I would say to contact the museum for an accessible entrance.
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Recycle12
9 March 2016|
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Response from JMH1896392262 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any wheelchairs, although that doesn't mean they aren't available. I know there is a dedicated handicap entrance.
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