Friday the 13th is a lucky day for the Renwick Gallery. It has been closed for two years while undergoing major renovations. Today, the doors fling wide and the public, including myself get to experience the grand reopening.
With the theme of Wonder, the Renwick exhibits nine contemporary installation artists to renew its dedication to the future of art. Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grande, Maya Lin, and Leo Villareal.
Rarely do I walk through a museum and enjoy every single gallery. Curator Nicholas R. Bell hit the mark with the artists represented. Here are some highlights.
The Renwick Gallery is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It is located near the White House at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. You can find out more about the exhibits and view an architectural slide show of the renovation at this link: http://renwick.americanart.si.edu/