Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Grand Salon Floor Plan
The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions made during the museum’s renovation, which have never before been displayed at the museum. Nora Atkinson, The Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, selected the objects and conceived the innovative presentation. Atkinson’s arrangement breaks from typical chronological and medium-based display formats to instead focus on the interconnectivity of objects and the overlapping stories they tell.