Permanent Collection

January 28, 1972 – December 8, 2013

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Craft Galleries, 2nd Floor

The permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features contemporary American crafts in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, and fiber. Highlights include:

  • Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery (2009) by Karen LaMonte (b. 1967) (Octagon Room)
  • Portal Gates (1974) by Albert Paley (b. 1944)
  • Game Fish (1988) by Larry Fuente (b. 1947)
  • Bureau of Bureaucracy by Kim Schmahmann (a cabinet sculpture described by the artist as a "contemporary cabinet of curiosities")
  • Ghost Clock by Wendell Castle
  • The Renwick 30th Anniversary Plate by Irma Starr