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American Craft

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.


Abraham Thomas: New Curator-in-Charge at SAAM's Renwick Gallery

January 18, 2017

Abraham Thomas recently joined the museum's staff as The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery. Thomas writes about the intersection of American craft, the Renwick, and his interests.


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.