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Renwick Gallery

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A museum of American craft art that begins with James Renwick’s architectural design of the building itself.
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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw the Burning Man exhibition. It was absolutely incredible. Small but great museum. I hope to be able to visit again.

Thank lightheart1
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely museum with a variety of interesting exhibits. The Burning Man exhibit was so interesting and included artifacts, costumes, as well as information on history. A small but very nice gift shop.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I completely went here by accident to get out of the rain but the museum and exhibits were amazing. it's a must see on my next visit to DC

Thank tiffanym22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smithsonian owns several galleries around DC, but every local knows to keep an eye on the Renwick to see what exhibit is coming in here next. While the rest of the country has to pay to see some of the best traveling exhibitions, we...More

Thank WalkingOnTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went to the current exhibit on Burning Man. It was interactive, fascinating, beautiful, moving, etc. The museum is steps away from the White House.

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a Wonderful surprise. I wasn't planning on visiting this museum but stumbled upon it. Incredible Unique Art! This Museum should be on your list of places to visit while you're in DC. The Burning Man Exhibit "No Spectators" is Awesome!

Thank schatzi_boston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Renwick Gallery to see the Burning Man exhibit. We were impressed with the Gallery and the exhibit. Check to see what exhibits are at the Renwick before you go.

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by Frances Glessner Lee's. This stunning collection of craft turned forensic study was AMAZING!! As an avid True Crime Fan, I was blown away by the level of detail in such intricate pieces. It can...More

Thank SamanthaJoe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible museum. They not only allowed photography, they encouraged it. The Docents were helpful and knowledgeable. A must visit location on a trip to DC

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Renwick Gallery is easy to find, right next to the White House. Parking at a meter in the neighborhood is not difficult as there is a two hour limit which is plenty of time to visit the Burning Man exhibit. This exhibit is a taste...More

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I totally agree with lynn p in regards to her disappointment due to lack of crowd control at the "Murder Is Her Hobby" exhibit during busy times. I drove from Albany to see this exhibit. Fortunately, I arrived fairly early and was able to see most of the first room of the exhibit. But then the crowds became so unbearable that I just took photos of the crime stories so I could use those and the virtual reality views on the Renwick's site to see the rest. My suggestions would be for the exhibit to have a path guests should follow so everyone will stay in a line and not cut in in front of people who have been waiting longer to see each nutshell. I also think their should either be signs or docents present that urge guests to keep their viewing time politely short. I waited 15 minutes to try to see an exhibit that the group surrounding it decided to dominate while they tried to solve the crime. I just gave up after that... The museum could and SHOULD control that. This is a fabulous exhibit and it's very sad not to be able to see it all due to visitors who do not respect others sharing the space.
23 January 2018|
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Response from bella1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was crowded but everybody took their turn & were respectful of those waiting. I don't think the intent of the exhibition is to actually solve the scenes so that may cause a problem if visitors seek to dominate the... More
13 January 2018|
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Response from pookala | Reviewed this property |
I think both days will be relatively busy. Your best bet I think will be to go early in the day when they open. And don't be afraid to jump around from piece to piece. There's no order really so if one of the 'scenes' is... More
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.