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Gray and black cover showing a detail of Janet Echelman's fiber artwork titled, "1.8"

In celebration of the Renwick's reopening, curator Nicholas R. Bell connects the installations comissioned for "WONDER" to the role of wonder in Western culture and how museums have evolved as places to encounter wonderous things.

Cover photo depicts the ceramic artwork titled “Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs” by artist Steven Young Lee

Craft for a Modern World highlights nearly 200 of the extraordinary craft objects at the Renwick Gallery, describing unexpected connections between works and makers, both contemporary and pioneer.

Black and white photo of the Renwick with white marble statues lining the outside walls

American Louvre chronicles the rich and colorful story of the Renwick Gallery, the nation's first purpose-built art museum and a National Historic Landmark, and the individuals who shaped its history.

The cover depicts artist Stacey Lee Webber's "The Craftsman Series: Shovels".  In this artwork two large shovels, made from copper pennies, lean against a brick wall.

In this beautifully designed and illustrated volume, leading craft scholars, curators and artists come together to assess the post-War history and contemporary flourishing of craft in America.

40 Under 40: Craft Futures Examines the expanding role of the handmade in contemporary culture through the work of the next generation of artists.

The cover depicts artist Richard Krupa 's "Old Fashioned Egg Basket".

A Measure of the Earth provides a window into the traditional basketry revival of the past fifty years.  

The eighty-four pieces of studio furniture owned by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum constitute one of the largest assemblages of American studio furniture in the nation.

The cover depicts artist Derek A. Bencomo's wooden work, "Hana Valley, First View, from the "Peaks and Valleys Series".

A Revolution in Wood celebrates the gift of sixty-six pieces of turned and carved wood to the Renwick Gallery by the distinguished collectors Fleur and Charles Bresler.

The cover depicts artist Ubaldo Vitali's sterling silver and sodalite piece "Tureen for ‘Risotto alla Pescatore’".

History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 features four extraordinary artists,Ubaldo Vitali, Cliff Lee, Judith Schaechter, and Mathias Pliessnig, whose work explores the deep roots of contemporary American craft and decorative arts.