Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery
(Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W.)
June 6, 2009 — Permanent
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An installation of seventy paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection is on view indefinitely at its branch, the Renwick Gallery. The installation in the Grand Salon features landscapes, portraits, and allegorical works by fifty-one American artists from the 1840s to the 1930s. Many of these paintings have not been exhibited in a number of years. Artists whose works are on view include Edward Mitchell Bannister, Romaine Brooks, Elliott Daingerfield, Daniel Garber, William Morris Hunt, George Inness, Homer Dodge Martin, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Henry Twachtman, and Irving R. Wiles. The room is installed salon style, with paintings hung one-atop-another and side by side. A visitor guide, Looking at Pictures in the Grand Salon — A Guide to the Artists, is available only on site in the Grand Salon and includes short biographies of the artists and wonderful archival photographs.