The Torch-No. 00-7, 10, 2000 Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession: 05-298
The Grand Salon of American Art's Renwick Gallery reopened to the public after six months of renovations. The salon now houses a new selection of 170 paintings hung side by side and one above another, known as salon style. Other new components of the Grand Salon include hand-dyed silk loomed draperies of French Imberline damask, a state of the art lighting system that mimics natural light, and a refurbished crystal chandelier.