Renwick Gallery WONDER Exhibit

The Renwick Gallery in Washington DC put on a pretty spectacular exhibit earlier this year. A once in a lifetime exhibit one of its kind: The Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit. 

What makes it so special? They invited 9 artists to display installations in each of the rooms, but instead of just the rooms just housing the art, the rooms became part of the exhibit. The full exhibit ended a few days after I left DC, but you can still see some of the artists until July 10, 2016 and two exhibits are to remain indefinitely. 

When I arrived in Washington DC, I asked a few people of things to do and the Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit came up several times. I love art and it sounded very intriguing, especially since it was a one time opportunity. The Renwick Gallery is also part of the Smithsonian museums, so the entrance fee was free. 

But enough with the words, let’s look at some art, shall we?

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Gabriel Dawe

Like a rainbow, Gabriel Dawe’s exhibit at the Renwick Gallery invites you to look for the pot of gold and imagine you are a kid again. 

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Gabriel Dawe 1

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Gabriel Dawe Collage

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Gabriel Dawe 3

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan’s exhibit looks very organic, like paper stalagmites growing from the floor. A cautious warning by the security not to sneeze, made this exhibit even more intriguing. 

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Tara Donovan 1

 

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Patrick Dougherty

I really liked this exhibit. I felt like a bird on a house hunt, exploring the nests in the neighborhood. Very cool, isn’t it?

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Patrick Dougherty 1

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Patrick Dougherty 2

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Jennifer Angus

Jennifer Angus’ exhibit at the Renwick Gallery was really cool. It looks like Buffalo Bill and Barbie had a baby in this room. Kinda cool and kinda creepy. If you don’t like bugs, scroll faster!

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Jennifer Angus 1

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Jennifer Angus 2

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Janet Echelman

I love this ceiling exhibit by Janet Echelman. You can lay down on the floor and look at it, as the colors change like a waivy screensaver from the 90s. After a while, you start tuning out the people around you and it almost becomes meditational. 

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Janet Echelman 2

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Janet Echelman 1

Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit: Maya Lin

Maya Lin’s Wonder exhibit was special, because it truly turned the room into part of the exhibit and I really like it. The green glass marbles were growing all over the floor and up the walls like roots of glass. Beautiful concept!

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Maya Lin 2

Renwick Gallery Wonders Exhibit Maya Lin 1

I know I didn’t add all artists, but unfortunately, some of my pictures didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted them. But if you want to see the other ones, check out the Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit photos here. Which artist do you like the most?

Where is the Renwick Gallery: 

Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

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Renwick Gallery Wonder Exhibit

 

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