Open House to meet 11 artists with artworks featured in the exhibition “This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World”
Friday, May 13 10:30 a.m.
Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W.
Guillermo Bert, artist
Bisa Butler, artist
Thomas Loeser, artist
Lauren Mabry, artist
Jiha Moon, artist
Ché Rhodes, artist
Curt Theobald, artist
Einar and Jamex de la Torre, artists
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood, artist
Wanxin Zhang, artist
Meet and talk with artists featured in “This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World,” an exhibition that examines the state of contemporary craft in America today. “This Present Moment” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and diverse group of American artists. These objects deepen the history of the studio craft movement while also introducing contemporary artworks that push the boundaries of what is considered to be handmade in the 21st century. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery as the nation’s premier museum dedicated to American craft.
“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” is on view at the Renwick Gallery May 13 to April 2, 2023. Additional information about the exhibition is available in an online press kit.
Interested media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographers and film crews are welcome. Requests for one-on-one interviews may be made in advance with Rebekah Mejorado by email at email@example.com.
About the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the most significant and inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum’s main building, located at 8th and G Streets N.W., is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum’s Renwick Gallery, a branch museum dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts, is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check online for current hours and admission information. Admission is free. Follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Website: americanart.si.edu.