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container made with enameled electroformed copper foil

June Schwarcz Apollo's Pool

June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation

March 10, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918-2015) redefined the art of enameling, experimenting with materials, defying tradition, and quietly breaking all the rules. Her technical innovations combined with her inventive and unorthodox designs set new standards for her field, establishing her as a leading voice in American art who influenced a new generation of artists. June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation presents artworks spanning the entirety of the artist’s career.

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Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs

Steven Young Lee, Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs, 2014

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery

July 1, 2016 - Ongoing

A new installation of artworks from the Renwick’s permanent collection opens seven months after the building reopens, on July 1, 2016. Curated by by Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, it highlights new acquisitions, updating the presentation of crafts and decorative arts for the 21st century.



container made with enameled electroformed copper foil

Peter Voulkos Rocking Pot

Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

April 7, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, from 1953–1968. While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos' radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for ceramics in ways that are still being felt today.

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See a full listing of all current exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery and SAAM.