Museum Opening

Handi-Hour Back at the Renwick!

November 5, 2015

Handi-hour on Friday, November 13th is SOLD OUT! For those who were unable to get tickets and those who want to get an idea of the crafts ahead of time, we have three different crafts that we'll be making that...

The Renwick Gallery Reopens in a Whole New Light

November 4, 2015

hough billed as a renovation, I like to think of the reopening of the Renwick Gallery as a reimagining as well. The newly spiffed up Renwick is in mint condition, ready for the next fifty years, or more. In addition to the physical updates that include preserving numerous historical elements with new state-of-the-art infrastructure, the gallery reopens on November 13 with it's inaugural exhibition in our new space, Wonder.

Condé Nast Names Kogod Courtyard Architectural Wonder

March 27, 2008

Inner Space (Kogod Courtyard) by M.V. Jantzen The Kogod Courtyard, shared by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, has just been named one of seven architectural wonders of the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Way...

Kogod and Flickr

February 1, 2008

Photo of Kogod Courtyard by Tom Klancer via Flickr DCist observes that the Flickr response to the Kogod Courtyard has been enthusiastic. Judging from a selection of Flickr photographs, the response to the light available in the courtyard has indeed...

Gertrude Was Right: Look for a Window

December 10, 2007

Gertrude by Red Grooms "I have always enjoyed going to museums," said Gertrude Stein, "because the view from museum windows is usually very pleasant.” At the time she was visiting the Phillips Collection here in Washington, D.C. Stein established one...