Ask anyone in DC about the Wonder exhibit at Renwick Gallery and they’ll likely have something to say. Either they’ve been already, or they’ve seen enough photos on Instagram that it’s basically like they have gone.

For those of us that have visited, we’re all kinda still in awe. First off, how is it that with simple strands of sewing thread, Gabriel Dawe can create this? This giant optical illusion, this freakin’ indoor RAINBOW! You know that as a color lover, I was all about this. Second, where did Jennifer Angus get the idea, let alone the balls, to work with 5,000 exotic Southeast Asian bugs? The result is an entire hot pink room decorated in a geometric pattern that reminds me of Mexican sugar skulls. And then there was Janet Echelman‘s work. The first time I went to Renwick, my best friend Rita encouraged me to lay down on the floor to take it in all the changing colors and light. I probably could’ve fallen asleep right there if there wasn’t a bunch of elementary school kids running around my head…

If you end up passing through the city, I definitely recommend this one!


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