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The New Renwick: Dedicated to the Future of Art

Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and reimagined. Located just a few blocks north of the National Mall, the museum reopened its doors to the public in November…

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