Hours and Locations

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed Dec. 25

Admission is free


Branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum dedicated to exhibiting American contemporary craft, celebrating makers taking both innovative and time-honored approaches to their work. The Renwick Gallery is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington. This National Historic Landmark was designed by architect James Renwick Jr. in 1858 and was the first building in the United States built specifically to be an art museum.


Nick Cave's Sound Suit; Wendell Castle’s Ghost Clock; Karen LaMonte's Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery; Leo Villareal's Light Sculpture Volume

Barrier-free access to the museum is available at the 17th Street entrance.

We encourage the use of Metrorail and Metrobus.


Metro Station: Farragut West (Orange line) and Farragut North (Red line)

Nearest Accessible Metro Entrance:
Farragut West
NW corner of 18th & I St., NW

Farragut North
East side of Connecticut Ave., between K & L St., NW

Check Metrorail's Elevator and Escalator Service Status page for service disruptions.


To provide an address for MetroAccess Paratransit, please use Pennsylvania Ave. at 17th Street, NW.  A ramp at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, leads to an accessible entrance.


There is no public parking facility for the museum. City-operated metered parking and commercial lots are available.

View a map of accessible parking spaces.


While this location does not have dining, view dining options at our other locations.


The Renwick museum store features artist-made gifts, books, and more. You can reach the store at 202.633.6856 or AmericanArtGiftShop@si.edu or shop online

Barrier-free access to the museum is available at the 17th Street entrance.

See Getting Here for information on accessible parking and public transportation. 

Accessibility Information and Programs

Disability access service requests: SAAMaccess@si.edu

Collection items shown may not be on view.