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The Renwick Gallery is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located in Washington, D.C., and focuses on American crafts and decorative arts from the 19th century to the 21st century. It is housed in an 1859 building on Pennsylvania Avenue that originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one block from the White House and across the street from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C. with an extensive collection of American art. ... Jump to: navigation, search Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search In calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Pennsylvania Avenue street sign, 2004. ... The Corcoran Gallery of Art is the largest privately supported cultural institution in Washington, DC. The museums main focus is American art. ... Jump to: navigation, search The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


History

The Renwick Gallery building was originally built to house William Wilson Corcoran's collection of American and European art. Jump to: navigation, search William Wilson Corcoran (1798 – 1888) was an American banker, philanthropist, and art collector. ... This article is about the continent. ...


External link

  • Renwick Gallery official website

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Renwick Gallery (333 words)
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, a National Historic Landmark, was erected between 1859 and 1861 by William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888), Washington banker and philanthropist, as an art gallery for his private collection of paintings and sculpture.
The gallery building was seized by the U.S. Army in August 1861 for use as a storage warehouse for the records and uniforms for the Quarter Master General's Corps.
The Renwick Gallery is located at the corner of 17 St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Renwick Gallery Washington DC (105 words)
Renwick Gallery Washington DC The Renwick Gallery in Washington DC is on Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from the White House.
The Renwick Gallery is part of the the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The Grand Salon at the Renwick Gallery is furnished in an opulent Victorian style.
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