The Renwick Gallery is a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, in the nation’s capital. A block from the white house to be exact.
This gallery is famous for its displays and so the current one, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man is no exception. Once a year in the Nevada Black Rock Desert, tens of thousands of people gather to create Black Rock City, dedicated to the community, art and self-expression. A smaller recreation of this event was created at the Renwick Gallery, with the exception that no art will be burned down, which is a tradition in Black Rock City.
The gallery is open daily from 10:30 to 5:30 pm (check holiday schedule) and is free of charge. I visited the gallery on a Sunday early morning. Although people were in-and-out, it wasn’t over crowded. I was able to snap a few pics with no one in them. There are 2-levels to this gallery, start on the first floor!
There are so many art displays to see at this exhibition, ranging from costumes, jewelry, paintings and crafts. It is definitely worth seeing and exploring the first and second floors thoroughly. I would set aside 2 hours for a walk-through of all displays, more time if you are photographing the exhibition. This event is also kid-friendly, with some very cool things for them to see, they won’t be bored. The colors of the crafts will leave you enamored. I highly recommend that anyone living in the city visit this exhibition or if you are a visitor and will be walking by the White House, why not do a walk-through this gallery? I promise that you will not be disappointed and you will definitely get a picture worthy in here. Look at all the cool pics below.
I hope you find this gallery as fascinating as me!