The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery are now open, with timed-entry passes required for the main building. All public programs are online only, on-site public tours and events are currently suspended.
Artist and architect Maya Lin designs artworks inspired by landscape and ecosystems that are critical to a sustainable environment. Lin talks about her work and her WONDER installation, Folding the Chesapeake, a deluge of glass marbles that flows across the gallery walls and floor to form a map of the Chesapeake Bay. Book signing of Maya Lin: Topologies follows.
Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
Nine leading contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo Villareal—each took over different galleries in the building, creating site-specific installations inspired by the Renwick.