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Renwick Gallery

Cyclone Lounger

Cyclone Lounger, 2010, Uhuru Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath

The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s program for contemporary American craft and decorative art. Its historic building is currently closed for renovation. During the renovation, staff who maintain the craft collection and related exhibitions are located in the museum’s main administrative offices. Staff at the Renwick Gallery work closely with colleagues in other offices at the museum, including External Affairs, Education, Publications, and the Registrar’s Office.

Renwick Gallery Staff

  • Nicholas Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge
  • Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft
  • Jim Baxter, exhibits specialist
  • Fern Bleckner, deputy chief for operations
  • Marguerite Hergesheimer, museum specialist
  • Robyn Kennedy, chief administrator
  • Rebecca Sullesta, assistant

For further information about the Renwick Gallery, please contact us at AmericanArtRenwick[at]