Glasgow Student Visits Two Awesome DC Exhibits


Washington, DC is full of rich American culture, including lots of museums, historic buildings, and art. The Renwick Gallery and Smithsonian Castle have new exhibits that are definitely worth visiting.

The Renwick Gallery, which is located on 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, has an exhibit featuring glass art called New Glass Now. It has glass from people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, non American artists, and women. A Glasgow Student who visited the exhibit, Hayden Jeff, says, “It was a really neat display of creativity. It was really pretty the way they sculpted and colored the glass.” The exhibit is currently closed to the public due to the short time period in which the Renwick show their exhibits, but there are many sources available that have pictures and information about it.

The Smithsonian Castle, which is located 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560, has an arrangement of 120 3-D printed women of STEM. The women will be up until March 27 and sometimes accompanied with the actual women. The statues are paired by plaques that have brief descriptions of the people and QR codes to scan that send the scanner to a website page about the person. Hayden went to this exhibit and says, “The people there were super inspiring and interesting to interact with.”

These two exhibits show Glasgow that art and STEM aren’t limited to a specific group of people. Anyone can create something, no matter their background or beliefs. If you have the chance, go visit the Smithsonian Castle Exhibit and look up the Renwick Gallery’s art.