Renwick Gallery

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Original image may be located in the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art was relocated, and in 1972, with the acquisition of the building by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gained additional gallery space and the building was renamed the Renwick Gallery of Art.
Exterior of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. The c. 1930s image shows the building when it served as the U.S. Court of Claims. The niches on the facade, which once held statues by Moses Ezekiel, have been turned into windows. Some deterioration (sapling of stone) is visible at the base of the facade. The building is located at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., across from the Old Executive Office Building.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Restrictions & Rights
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Corcoran Gallery of Art
Renwick Gallery
United States Court of Claims
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x10h ; Type of Image: Architecture ; Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print
c. 1930s
Washington (D.C.)
Photographic print
Standard number
SIA2008-2352 or 66-G-23DC-10