SIA Acc. 20-047, Renwick Gallery, Exhibition Records, 1970-2012

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This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery, as well as reinstallation of permanent collections and the rotation of existing exhibitions. Some records also pertain to Thomas Moran paintings in the Grand Salon that were used in exhibition planning for the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary in 1999. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; meeting agendas; production plans; scripts; object lists; loan information; agreements; reports; press releases; exhibition catalogs; newspapers; brochures; floor and design plans; special events information; drawings; photographs, slides, and negatives; and supporting documentation.


  • Moran, Thomas 1837-1926
  • Renwick Gallery Grand Salon
  • United States Department of the Interior
  • Design Is . . . (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Glass of Frederick Carder (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Sculpture of Franz Barwig (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • Brazilian Baroque: Decorative and Religious Objects of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Exhibition) (1972-1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • Objects for Preparing Food (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • American Coverlets (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • Paintings from Pakistan (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • Santos: Popular Forms of Faith in Latin America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • 200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Goldsmith: Jewelry and Other Objects by Contemporary Artist-Craftsmen of North America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • Pueblo Pottery: Zuni and Acoma Designs from the Smithsonian Collections (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle (Exhibition) (1974-1976: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Four Continents (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • American Architecture: Photos by Frank Roos (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • Selections from the Index of American Design (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • Jack Lenor Larsen Retrospective (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Avant-Garde in Theatre and Art: French Playbills of the 1890s (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.)
  • Form and Fire: Natzler Ceramics, 1939-1972 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • American Glass Now (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collections Commemorating the Bicentenary of the American Shakers (Exhibition) (1973-1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)
  • Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlinget, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)
  • Scandinavian Modern: 1880-1980 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)
  • Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
  • Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Swedish Touch (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)
  • A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll (Exhibition) (1975: Washington D.C.)
  • Contemporary Textile Art from Austria (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)
  • Contemporary Paintings from India (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)
  • Craft Multiples (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington D.C.)
  • Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Exhibition) (1982-1983: Washington, D.C.)
  • Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
  • Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.)
  • Figure and Fantasy (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)
  • Murals in the Round: Painted Tipis of the Kiowa and Kiowa-Apache Indians (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)
  • American Art Deco (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)


  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.


By exhibition

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1970
  • 1970-2012

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 7/12/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details


  • Loans
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Special events
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Brochures
  • Newspapers
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-047

Physical description

5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)

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