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Step Into the Past at DAR Constitution Hall

Colored photograph of Constitution Hall, circa 1980.

Contemporary photograph of the Renwick Gallery designed in Second Empire style with mansard roof and ornamental massing.
Renwick Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Photo by Carol Highsmith. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

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While you’re in the area, stroll over to the Renwick Gallery (a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum), located at the corner of 17 St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Designed by James Renwick Jr., the building was constructed in 1859 as a private art gallery. In the early 1960s, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led efforts save the building from demolition. It is now open to the public and features both permanent and visiting exhibits.


Last updated: June 26, 2018