Visit the Renwick Gallery

This is a photograph of the interior of the Renwick Gallery.

Hours and Location

Open Daily 10:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M.

Open 364 days a year. Closed December 25.

Free Admission

Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

 

Planning Your Visit

The Renwick Gallery is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington. The closest Metro stations are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line). Barrier-free ramp access is available at the 17th Street entrance.

There is limited on-street parking at meters; several paid parking garages are available in the neighborhood.

 

Exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery

  • Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

    June 28, 2019–January 5, 2020
    Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
    Ginny Ruffner (b. 1952) is a glass artist best known for her elegant sculptures and mastery of glass techniques. Recently, she has created work that combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience. Visitors to the exhibition "Reforestation of the Imagination" will use a downloadable app that superimposes digital information over seemingly barren sculptures, creating two distinct realities to explore.
  • Michael Sherrill Retrospective

    June 28, 2019–January 5, 2020
    Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)

    In his delicately rendered sculptures in clay, glass, and metal, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see the natural world anew. Sherrill’s most recent work reveals his naturalist’s sensitivity to botanical wonders, especially those outside his studio in the mountains of North Carolina. This retrospective aligns Sherrill's work with a long history of a reverence for nature in American art.

  • David Best’s Temple

    March 30, 2018 - January 5, 2020
    Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)

    David Best’s Temple transforms the Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a glowing sanctuary, offering visitors a quiet place to reflect and pay tribute to lost loved ones.

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Visiting With Young Children

No strollers are permitted in Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination. Stroller parking is available at the 17th Street accessible entrance. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the installation.

A changing table is available in the accessible restroom stall on each floor.

Accessibility

Barrier-free access to the museum is available at the 17th Street entrance. All areas of the building are served by elevators. Accessible restrooms are located throughout the museum.  More information about accessibility at the museum, including services for visitors who have vision and/or hearing loss.

Telephone Numbers

Museum Information (recorded): (202) 633-7970
General Smithsonian Visitor Information: (202) 633-1000

Renwick FAQ

The Renwick Gallery is open every day from 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

The Renwick Gallery is home to the museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art as well as rotating exhibitions throughout the year. Search the collection to see which artworks are currently on view.

The Renwick Gallery is the branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and is home to the museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art.

SAAM is located at Eighth and F streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station and is accessible from Green, Yellow, and Red Metro lines. The closest Metro stations to the Renwick Gallery are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line).

The Renwick Gallery is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington, D.C. The closest Metro stations are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line).

The Renwick Gallery is not directly on the National Mall. It is located near the White House, north of the National Mall at 17th Street NW.

Ghost Clock is a sculpture by artist Wendell Castle. Consult the object page on our website to find out if it is currently on view at the Renwick Gallery.

The main entrance to the Renwick Gallery, accessible by a set of stairs and wide double-doors, is located on Pennsylvania Avenue. Access via an accessible ramp is available at the 17th Street entrance.

Access via an accessible ramp is available at the 17th Street entrance.

At the Renwick Gallery, accessible restrooms are located on all levels with unisex accessible restrooms on the first floor and basement level.

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