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Outlines the history of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and describes its original building. The building was designed by James Renwick, Jr., occupied by the U.S. Court of Claims when the Corcoran collection was moved, acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, and restored in order to house the Renwick Gallery.


  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Renwick Gallery
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Historic Preservation Vol. 20, no. 1 (Journal)

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




  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Art, American
  • Restoration
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings
  • Art objects
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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pp. 37-42

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