Permanent Collection

January 28, 1972 – December 8, 2013

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Craft Galleries, 2nd Floor

See on Map Floor Plan

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