Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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

Closed Feb. 20–Mar. 29, 2018 for exhibition installation.


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.

The Renwick Gallery will be closed for installation starting February 20, and will reopen March 30 for the complete building takeover of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit SAAM, our main location at 8th and F Streets NW, during this time.


Nick Cave's Sound Suit, Wendell Castle’s Ghost Clock, Karen LaMonte's Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery, Grand Salon, museum store.

There is limited on-street parking at meters; several paid parking garages are available in the neighborhood.

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