American Craft

September's Handi-Hour at the Renwick

September 16, 2016

Join us on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Renwick Gallery for our early fall Handi-hour.

Material World: The Renwick Invitational

September 9, 2016

This year's Renwick Invitational features the work of four craft artists—Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask and Norwood Viviano—who share a common interest in the exploration of materiality, as well as the processes of transformation, decay, and rebirth.

Light Fantastic: Gabriel Dawe in Conversation

July 6, 2016

The final program in the WONDER series of artist talks featured Gabriel Dawe in conversation with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery. Dawe's Plexus A1, one of the nine room-filling installations commissioned for the exhibition, spins a new riff on the theme of alchemy: it turns thread into light.

Making Connections at the Renwick: Everything Clicks

June 30, 2016

The Renwick's reinstallation of more than eighty objects from its permanent collection—Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery—brings together artists working in media as diverse as vinyl, denim, quartz, and glass.

Patrick Dougherty: Branching Out

June 1, 2016

"Everything you can do with a pencil you can do with a stick," artist Patrick Dougherty remarked the other evening at a talk in the Renwick's Grand Salon, as he likened his craft to the art of drawing.