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Thank you for your continued support while we were closed, and as we gradually re-open. We look forward to seeing you in the galleries. Stay safe and enjoy your visit.
Know Before You Go: Guidelines for Visiting
We’re delighted to welcome visitors back into our galleries. To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and new safety measures at SAAM and our Renwick Gallery. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit.
We are open Wednesday through Sunday.
Face coverings are required.
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Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director, and Nora Atkinson, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator in Charge, recently welcomed visitors back to SAAM's Renwick Gallery. In her latest message, Stebich talks about our newest exhibition that shows how artists see nature in all its unpredictable splendor.
Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 examines the long history of art’s power to engage with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives. This exhibition features work by Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. These artists work in a range of media, from fiber and mosaic to glass and metal.
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Learn more about Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from October 16, 2020 to June 27, 2021. The exhibition features artists Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. Each of these invited artists looks to nature as a way to contemplate what it means to be human in a world increasingly chaotic and divorced from our physical landscape. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of art’s engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives.
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