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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Renwick has embraced new style museum-ology and has had some great traveling- mini blockbuster shows focused on a contemporary theme. The kind of shows that have people lining up to see and thrilled and amazed when they get in. A far cry from the...More

Thank solomonknibb
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Right across the vice president's office on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Renwick is a great space for top of the line American decorative and craft arts. The exhibits are interesting and the top floor is very interesting and full of light. The building itself is beautiful!...More

Thank AVM2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Renwick on our short trip to DC to see the Burning Man exhibit. What a show! Absolutely fabulous if you are looking for some unique art. If you have children with you, the VR exhibit is worth the wait. We waited, without...More

Thank Jill L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget the Museum of Ice Cream-- go to the Renwick instead! They had an extremely popular installation in 2016, and seem to have continued on a trajectory of accessible and fun art that the visitors can experience, and photographs very well. For when you want...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Renwick is small, but mighty! The current exhibit, No Spectators, is a true experience. The art is fun and playful and entertaining and there are lots of interactive elements including a VR piece that is pretty cool (you move around the dessert at night...More

Thank RedCycle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the Burning Man exhibit. Very interesting and enjoyable. Consists of installations that were at Burning Man with some movies as well. Did not see all of the outdoor pieces but the ones we did see were not as interesting as the pieces...More

Thank Allen S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art of Burning Man - big exhibits! It nice to get up close to the exhibits. Many are dynamic works of art. My favorite was the mushrooms. The gallery is easy to navigate and handicap accessible.

Thank Petexian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick was fantastic! We enjoyed evrey inch of the museum which had all been devoted to the Burning Man exhibit. Well worth the time!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure how long this will be here, but it is not to be missed! Some interactive exhibits, lots of supporting descriptions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Washington, D.C. would not be complete without visiting the No Spectators: The Art of the Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick Gallery until January 21, 2019. The gallery is open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. We were there on a Monday...More

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Eudora50
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.
22 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
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Eudora50
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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
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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.
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