D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham talks about the George Floyd protests. Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah talks about taking part in the demonstrations as an elected official. And D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen talks about election woes and police reform.
Guest Host: Jennifer Golbeck
The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery — the country’s first art museum — is reopening after a two-year, $30 million renovation. While visitors to the restored gallery may marvel at massive new exhibitions by artists Maya Lin, Tara Donovan and others, the backstory of this 150 year-old facility’s facelift is equally as eye-popping. From contractors’ discovery of Civil War-era relics, to architectural surprises and structural challenges that spurred innovation, the Renwick’s overhaul provides a technical and creative blueprint for museums considering similar changes in the future. We explore the new Renwick and hear the story behind its rejuvenation.
- Betsy Broun Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
- Eric Bottaro Project Manager for Renovation, Consigli Construction
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