Ripley 'Previews' Renwick Gallery Year in Advance

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S. Dillon Ripley cites the various activities associated with the proposed opening of the Renwick Gallery a year later. The style, decoration and furnishings are described as well as the costs involved in the renovations process, which will convert the building from the former Court of Claims Building to an art gallery.


  • Davis, Robert Tyler
  • Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Court of Claims Building
  • Renwick Gallery


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The Washington Star was in publication from 1852 to 1981.

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The Washington Star (Newspaper)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


September 17, 1970



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Number of pages : 1; Page number : B1

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