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Picture This: A 360 Degree Wonder

December 29, 2015

Plexus A1, Gabriel Dawe, 2015, Photo by Mike Tuttle After a two year renovation, the opening of the Renwick Gallery and its inaugural exhibition, WONDER, have been a major success. The building has been updated to a 21st century elegance...


Chakaia Booker: This is How I Roll

December 23, 2015

On Saturday afternoon, artist Chakaia Booker and curator E. Carmen Ramos spoke in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon about Booker's work, process, and Anonymous Donor her sculpture/installation in the current exhibition, WONDER.


New Acquisitions: David Smith Sculpture

December 21, 2015

SAAM has just announced it is acquiring David Smith’s Agricola IV, a ground-breaking sculpture by one of the country’s most important artists. Agricola IV is a major addition to the museum’s presentation of American art in the twentieth century.


Renwick Curator Nicholas Bell on WONDER

December 17, 2015

Folding the Chesapeake by Maya Lin. Photo by Ron Blunt. Nicholas Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery, spoke the other day about the exhibition WONDER, what led to its creation, the commonalities and differences among...


Q and Art: Anni Albers and the Evolution of American Craft

December 11, 2015

This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive.