American Craft

Picture This: Last Chance to Visit the Renwick Gallery

December 5, 2013

The Renwick Gallery is about to undergo a major renovation. The last day the Renwick will be open to the public is Sunday, December 8. Be sure to stop by over the next few days to check out the two...


Five Questions for Basket Collectors Martha Ware and Steve Cole

December 3, 2013

Debrah Dunner, curatorial assistant at our Renwick Gallery, interviewed basket collectors Martha Ware and Steve Cole about A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets at the Renwick Gallery. The show is up for six more days,...


Handi-hour with Smithsonian Gardens

July 9, 2013

The next Handi-hour is on Wednesday, July 10 and will feature garden crafts! Staff members from Smithsonian Gardens helped us come up with the activities, which include decorating terra cotta pots, creating cork plant holders, and more. Be sure to...


Picture This: Behind-the-Scenes with Thomas Day, Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color

April 12, 2013

Exhibition specialist Jim Baxter, along with Work Study student Paige Johnson, install final touches to our latest exhibition: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color up now through July 28, 2013. To see more of the installation, take...


Serendipity in the Museum

April 3, 2013

Susie Krasnican discusses her work Dress for Success Serendipity has always been an important role in the art making experience. Sometimes an artist's muse seems to talk to us in ways we could never predict. Actually, it's something we often...