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Robyn Kennedy

Robyn Kennedy

Chief Administrator for the Renwick Gallery
Kennedy has served as head of the museum’s Renwick Gallery since 2004. She manages daily operations as well as long-term planning at the Renwick Gallery.
Curator standing in front of ceramic vase by Steven Young Lee

Abraham Thomas

Bresler Curator-in-Charge
Thomas was director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from 2013 to 2015. He curated the forthcoming exhibition “High-Tech: Design in a PostIndustrial Age” that will be presented in 2018 at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the U.K. before touring internationally.
Curator in front of glass marbles from 2015 Wonder exhibition

Nora Atkinson

Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft
Atkinson comes to the Renwick from the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, where she had been a curator since 2006 with a focus on art, craft, and design.
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter

Exhibits Specialist
After over 30 years working in the Smithsonian, Baxter fabricates exhibition pedestals, cases, platforms and architectural components for the Renwick Gallery.
Fern L. Bleckner

Fern L. Bleckner

Deputy Chief of Operations (Renwick)
Rebecca Sullesta

Rebecca Sullesta

Program Assistant
Rebecca joined the Renwick in 2015 after working for several arts organizations in Washington DC including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, African Continuum Theatre Company, and the Phillips Collection. She provides operational and programmatic support to the Renwick and has a strong background in finance and administration.