Exterior of Renwick Gallery (19th c.)

ID: SIA2008-2351and 84-3556

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: late 19th century

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

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View of the original Corcoran Gallery of Art, designed by James Renwick, Jr. Statues by Moses Ezekiel are in niches on the main facade, the outer niches are missing statues, awnings are on street level windows. The Corcoran was later relocated, and in 1972 the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gained additional gallery space with the acquisition of the building now called the Renwick Gallery.


  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Ezekiel, Moses Jacob 1844-1917
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


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Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 24

Contact information

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


late 19th century

Restrictions & Rights

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  • Museum buildings
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Statues
  • SI Buildings


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

SIA2008-2351and 84-3556

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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