Renwick Gallery Grand Salon Reopens, June, 2000

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The Grand Salon of American Art's Renwick Gallery reopened to the public after six months of renovations. The salon now houses a new selection of 170 paintings hung side by side and one above another, known as salon style. Other new components of the Grand Salon include hand-dyed silk loomed draperies of French Imberline damask, a state of the art lighting system that mimics natural light, and a refurbished crystal chandelier.


  • Twachtman, John Henry
  • Inness, George
  • Ryder, Albert Pinkham 1847-1917
  • Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921
  • Powers, Hiram 1805-1873
  • Dewing, Thomas Wilmer
  • Catlin, George 1796-1872
  • Homer, Winslow 1836-1910
  • Moran, Thomas 1837-1926
  • Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)


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The Torch-No. 00-7, 10, 2000 Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession: 05-298

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


June, 2000


  • Architecture
  • Art museums
  • Museum openings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Conservation and renovation
  • SI Buildings, Renovation
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Building--Conservation and renovation


Washington (D.C.)

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