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Peter Voulkos: Breaking with Tradition

August 15, 2017

On view in our current exhibition at the Renwick Gallery, Peter Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, are three of the artist's large-scale paintings: Blue Remington, Red Through Black #3, and Falling Red. Some people may be surprised to find paintings in Voulkos' oeuvre, but that's what makes their discovery (at least for me) all the more exciting.


Mind the Gap: Parallax Gap Now Open at the Renwick Gallery

June 29, 2017

Parallax Gap, an architecturally-inspired work now on view at SAAM's Renwick Gallery is suspended from the ceiling of the Grand Salon and runs the length of the room.


Photography Encouraged: Imagination and Association

June 8, 2017

One of the best parts of my day is the time I set aside to search through the comments and photos people share with us on social media about the museum's artworks.


Creative Disruption: June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos at the Renwick

April 11, 2017

At first glance, the objects on display at SAAM's Renwick Gallery by June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos couldn't be more different. Schwarcz's enamel work is precise and almost ethereal, while Voulkos's pots and sculptures are weighty and improvisational. But both artists had a powerful impact in the art world, defying convention and breaking all the rules of their traditional media.


The Renwick Gallery and the Space in Between

March 23, 2017

For more than a year, Janet Echelman's woven sculpture 1.8 Renwick has beckoned people into the Grand Salon. Suspended high above, the billowing nets transform the space. At once an artwork and an experience, people walk around the room as colors projected on the hand-knotted nets shift, or stretch out on the floor for a new view and a moment of peace.