Nicholas Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery, speaks about the legacy and reopening of the Renwick, as well as the opening exhibition "WONDER."

The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art, one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind. The museum’s home is a National Historic Landmark, the first built expressly as an art museum in the United States, and is named in honor of its architect, James Renwick, Jr. It has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1972. The Renwick exhibits the most exciting works by artists exploring traditional and innovative approaches to making, emphasizing craft as an approach to living differently in the modern world. Collections, special exhibitions, and scholarship highlight how extraordinary handmade objects have shaped the American experience and continue to impact our lives.

The Renwick Gallery reopens to the public on Friday, November 13 following a major two-year renovation. A opening exhibition titled WONDER, featuring nine major contemporary artists, a celebratory weekend of public programs, and three special publications will accompany the reopening.

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