Renwick Gallery

July 26, 2021 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

The Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC is one of my favorite art museums. The range of incredibly creative and distinct exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as the timeless ongoing collections, are always such a joy to see. The Renwick's latest exhibition is entitled Forces of Nature, and the ongoing instillations include Janet Echelman's 1.8—an exquisite display of draping fiber and colorful lights—and Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery. While I loved admiring all of the various works of art, I so enjoyed revisiting Echelman's 1.8, which as evidenced by the multitude of photographs I captured of her magnificent installation, is my personal favorite. Below are brief descriptions of the various exhibitions as written on the museum's website.

Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 features artists Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of art’s engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives.

Janet Echelman's Janet Echelman's colorful fiber and lighting installation, suspended from the ceiling of the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon, examines the complex interconnections between human beings and our physical world, and reveals the artist's fascination with the measurement of time. 

Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.

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  1. This museum looks amazing! These exhibits are impressive!