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Renwick Gallery

17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s architectural design of the building itself.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Right by the White House and takes only 1-2 hrs as it is small but packed with glass (Chihuly chandelier) wood, textile, etc. art that was like nothing I've ever seen before. They have rotating exhibits and permanent pieces there. I visited right before heading...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Medium Small museum, you can get through it in about 1.5 hours. It's a DONT MISS gallery though! they have very unique art. It's one of those places you really need to look closely or you'll miss it. Lots of very unusual, quirky, and clever...More

Thank fmjmclark
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is one of our favorite Galleries in DC it is a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is considered a high art craft museum. Admission is free. You will be surprised and pleased at what is on display.

1  Thank Coffeechip
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I enjoy having enough time to read about art displays, to learn more about the artist and the medium. Renwick is small enough for that to feel really comfortable. I found the items displayed were exquisite and extraordinarily interesting, even with one of the special...More

1  Thank marshmomma
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful building with public rest rooms. I recommend looking up when you go into the building as there is wonderful artwork on the ceiling.

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

So many interesting and unique craft items to see! Recently renovated and well worth spending time there. Across the stree from the White House.

1  Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stopped by after our White House tour and we enjoyed it! The gallery is small and has a lot of unique pieces. It's perfect for a quick stroll.

1  Thank AnnVaughn
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The building itself is worth the trip, The details are so extreme its uncanny. The signage it the only thing that I could complain about, its clear but does not match the rest of the building but its clear, so I guess it won't change...More

1  Thank hksingh1
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Wandered into this place after seeing the Whitehouse and was very impressed by the various exhibits on show. This gallery has a little bit of everything for everyone

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Prepare to be astounded and wowed at this incredible gem of a gallery. It's small but exquisite. Each room has the most interesting modern crafts and arts. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting it.

1  Thank CMOMOM
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30 April 2017|
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Response from bethydollar | Reviewed this property |
No there are not wheelchairs available. There is an elevator. The only thing I have a hesitation about is the entrance. I would say to contact the museum for an accessible entrance.
8 March 2016|
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Response from JMH2000892262 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any wheelchairs, although that doesn't mean they aren't available. I know there is a dedicated handicap entrance.