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Renwick Gallery Renovation, Past to Present

Our restoration of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th century Renwick Gallery—a National Historic Landmark and home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum—is the first comprehensive renovation of the building in over 40 years. Aptly named the “American Louvre” project, transformed the 34,000 sq. ft. museum into a 21st century destination. Work was performed while the museum was closed to the public, although its close proximity to the White House, Blair House and New and Old Executive Office Buildings presented ongoing logistical challenges in the high-security, heavily-traveled pedestrian area.

For more information on this project, visit our Project at a Glance page.