Exhibition Records,
1970-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 16-149
Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1970-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the exhibitions Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen; Design Is . . .; and Craft Multiples.
Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen was the major inaugural exhibition at the Renwick Gallery and was on display from January 28 - July 19, 1972. It featured handmade furniture by five contemporary American craftsmen: George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, Wharton Esherick, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, and Wendell Castle.
Design Is . . . was an exhibition of American design that explored the ways in which objects were designed to combine select elements within a structural framework according to a set of rules that allows objects and environments to enhance, rather than inhibit, the quality of human living. It opened on January 28, 1973 and was up until 1975.
Craft Multiples was at the Renwick Gallery from July 4, 1975 - February 16, 1976, and was an exhibition of 133 production objects selected by jury from a national competition sponsored by the Renwick Gallery. There were a total of 2379 entries that were divided into the following categories: metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber and a miscellaneous other. The jurors were Lois Moran, Director of the Research and Education Department of the American Crafts Council; Hedy Backlin-Landman, Director of the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts; and Lloyd E. Herman, Director, Renwick Gallery. After its time at the Renwick, Craft Multiples went on a three-year tour around the country.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, object lists, audio recordings, transcripts, exhibition entries, artist information, images, condition reports, and clippings.

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SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-149, Renwick Gallery, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Nakashima, George, 1905-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maloof, Sam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Esherick, Wharton Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carpenter, Arthur Espenet, 1920-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castle, Wendell, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moran, Lois Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Backlin-Landman, Hedy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herman, Lloyd E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Crafts Council Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Danforth Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen (Exhibition) (1972-1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Is . . . (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Craft Multiples (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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