THE RENWICK GALLERY | SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is located in Washington, D.C. Its collection includes artworks in all media, including painting, sculpture, film and media art, photographs, folk art, and contemporary craft, and aims to encompass key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

The Renwick Gallery is the part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum that is dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts.

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“A Swan’s Wedding Day”, 2008 (2019.7.1), and “Smart Planet: Homage to Science”, 2009 (2019.7.2), were acquired by the Renwick Gallery in 2018 as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation.

Mara and Roy Superior’s “Aqua Vitae”, 1990 (1996.39A-C) was acquired by the Renwick Gallery in 1996 as a gift of the James Renwick Alliance.

Mara Superior, “Smart Planet: Homage to Science”, 2009, 20 x 10.5 x 10.5″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, gold leaf, tin pencil-sharpener (feet). Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Museum of Art (2019.7.2).

 

Mara Superior, “A Swan’s Wedding Day”, 2008, 21 x 16 x 10″, high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, gold leaf, bone, ink, brass pins. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Museum of Art (2019.7.1).

 

Roy & Mara Superior, “Aqua Vitae”, 1995, 84 x 33 x 16″, wood, paint, porcelain, gold leaf, bone, ink, egg tempera painting. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Museum of Art (1996.39A-C).