WASHINGTON (AP) — Decorations and furniture from the White House are going on view at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, including some objects never before seen outside the president’s house.
On Saturday, the exhibit “Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House,” opens to the public. It includes 95 objects from the White House collection, including ceramics, metals, textiles and furniture. It will be on view until May 2012.READ MORE: Trio Of Teens Arrested Following Car Crash In Downtown Baltimore
The White House amassed a sizable collection over time. Objects on view will include dinner plates from the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan and glassware from the Kennedy years.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Declares It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
Jacqueline Kennedy brought in the first curator to care for the collection.
The gallery is on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. It’s a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Cooler & Sunny, But Cloudy Skies On The Way
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