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Exhibition Records

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Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
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Date:
1970-1983
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.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art -- Competitions  Search this
Furniture -- United States  Search this
Design -- United States -- History $y 20th century  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Glassware -- United States  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Textiles  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-149, Renwick Gallery, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-149
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-149

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