Renwick Gallery exhibits massive room-sized installations

The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted its first exhibition at the Renwick Gallery since its two year renovation.

The exhibition called “WONDER” tasked nine contemporary artists to come up with room-sized installations. The artists included Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo Villarreal.

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Each artist used objects from everyday life. John Grade, for example, created a plaster replica of a tree as old as the one at Renwick Gallery from 500,000 segments of reclaimed cedar. Tara Donovan used toothpick-like wood to depict piles of waste left behind by industrialization.

Check out some the room-size installations below, and visit the Renwick Gallery for more!



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