Departmental Records,
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 10-128
Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with museums within and outside of the United States and with artists; the museum shop; exhibitions; repair and renovation of the Renwick Gallery building; special events; and lectures.
Exhibitions documented include: "The Object As Poet;" "Craft Multiples;" "Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution;" "Costumes from Arab World;" "The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright;" "Design Is. . .;" "The Grand Renwick Souvenir Show;" "Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art;" "Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950;" "A Feast of Color: Corpus Christi Dance Costumes from Ecuador;" "Grass;" "Arne Jacobsen: Danish Architect and Designer;" "An Interior Decorated: Joyce Kozloff;" "The Designs of Raymond Loewy;" "Glass by Dale Chihuly: The Cylinder and Basket Series;" "Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City;" "Ronald Pearson: Silver and Gold;" "Bo'Jou Neefee! Profiles of Canadian Indian Art;" "French Folk Art;" "Figure and Fantasy;" "A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll;" "New Stained Glass;" "Belgian Lace;" "Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle;" "Contemporary Textile Art from Austria;" "The New Fabric Surface: Printed, Painted, and Dyed;" "200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain;" "Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by the 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian Indian Artists;" "Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo;" "Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali;" "Twills With Titles: H. Theodore Hallman, Weaver Kenneth G. Mills, Poet;" "Skoogfors, 20th Century Goldsmith;" "The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers;" "Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture;" "Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany;" "Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor;" "The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages;" "Treasures from the Land, Twelve New Zealand Craftsmen and their Native Materials;" "Harvey K. Littleton Retrospective Exhibition;" "Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual;" "Dan Dailey: Glass, 1972-1987;" "Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture;" "Lost and Found Traditions: Native American Art 1965-1985;" "Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase;" "American Art Pottery;" "Stephen de Staebler: The Figure;" "The Goldsmith;" "Chicago Furniture;" "The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft;" "Contemporary Australian Ceramics;" "Edward Colonna;" "Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980;" "The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast;" "William Harper: Recent Works in Enamel;" "Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years;" "The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments;" "Cynthia Schira: New Work;" "Lafayette Square, 1963-1983: Architecture, Preservation, and the Presidency;" "Quilts from the Indiana Amish;" "Russia: The Land, The People, 1840-1910;" "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral;" "Fanfare: Fans from the 18th Century - 20th Century, Parts I, II, III;" "Architecture in Silver;" "The Art of Turned Wood Bowls;" "The Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum's Collection;" "Threads: Seven American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures;" "Paint on Wood: Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century;" "Venini Glass;" "American Art Deco;" "New Glass;" "American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art;" "Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry;" "Newcomb Pottery;" "Clay for Walls;" "Russel Wright: American Designer;" and "A Century of Ceramics in the U.S., 1878-1978"
Some of these materials date from the time when the Smithsonian American Art Museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of American Art. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, trip reports, brochures, staff meeting notes, artists' surveys, images, exhibition catalogs, checklists, postcards, invitations, brochures, exhibition labels, research materials, architectural drawings, floor plans, and clippings.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-128, Renwick Gallery, Departmental Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 09/30/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Herman, Lloyd E. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monroe, Michael W. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trapp, Kenneth R. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian American Art Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Century of Ceramics in the U.S., 1878-1978 (Exhibition) (1979- 1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Feast of Color: Corpus Christi Dance Costumes from Ecuador (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Art Deco (Exhibition) (1987: Washignton, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Art Pottery (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
An Interior Decorated: Joyce Kozloff (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture in Silver (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arne Jacobsen, Danish Architect and Designer (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belgian Lace (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian Indian Artists (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bo'Jou, Neefee! Profiles of Canadian Indian Art (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Exhibition) (1982-1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago Furniture (Exhibition) (1984-1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clay for Walls (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Australian Ceramics (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Textile Art from Austria (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costumes from the Arab World (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Craft Multiples (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cynthia Schira: New Work (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dan Dailey: Glass, 1972-1987 (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Is . . . (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edward Colonna (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fanfare: Fans from the 18th Century - 20th Century, Parts I, II, III (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Figure and Fantasy (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French Folk Art (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass by Dale Chihuly: The Cylinder and Basket Series (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grass (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvey K. Littleton Retrospective Exhibition (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950 (Exhibition) (1979-1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lafayette Square, 1963-1983: Architecture, Preservation, and the Presidency (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lost and Found Traditions: Native American Art 1965-1985 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Glass (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Stained Glass (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newcomb Pottery (Exhibition) (1984-1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paint on Wood: Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quilts from the Indiana Amish (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ronald Pearson: Silver and Gold (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russel Wright: American Designer (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russia: The Land, The People, 1840-1910 (Exhibition) (1986- 1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art (Exhibition) (1979-1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skoogfors, 20th Century Goldsmith (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stephen de Staebler: The Figure (Exhibition) (1988-1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of Turned Wood Bowls (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Exhibition) (1977- 1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum's Collection (Exhibition) (1984-1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Goldsmith (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Grand Renwick Souvenir Show (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The New Fabric Surface: Printed, Painted, and Dyed (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Object as Poet (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers (Exhibition) (1985- 1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Threads: Seven American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures (Exhibition) (1982-1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures from the Land, Twelve New Zealand Craftsmen and their Native Materials (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Twills with Titles: H. Theodore Hallman, Weaver Kenneth A, Mills, Poet (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Venini Glass (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Harper: Recent Works in Enamel (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum curators. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum directors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Craft festivals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures and lecturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum stores Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Special events. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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