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After two years of renovation, the Renwick Gallery reopens Friday with a rejuvenated spirit. In fact, the storied Smithsonian art gallery seems so excited about its renaissance that they’re trying just about everything to make it known that the new Renwick is not like the old Renwick. That includes a horrifically tacky addition to the famed “DEDICATED TO ART” inscription on its façade: A temporary (thank God) LED board above the inscription adds a caret signifying the addition “the future of,” so that it now reads like this:
— Eric Fidler (@EricFidler) November 10, 2015
In honor of the Renwick’s not-so-subtle addition, we present other museums whose façades could use an upgrade:
Photoshops by Lauren Heneghan.
Hirshhorn photo by Darrow Montgomery National Gallery of Art photo via Flickr user OzinOH, Creative Commons License Natural History Museum photo via Flickr user Peter Schultz, Creative Commons License National Air and Space Museum photo via Flickr user Terry(a), Creative Commons License National Museum of the American Indian photo via Flickr user Bill Holmes, Creative Commons License National Museum of Women in the Arts photo via Flickr user PhotosbyCDOT, Creative Commons License Corcoran Art Gallery photo via Flickr user johnjaka66, Creative Commons License National Building Museum photo via Flickr user Amaury Laporte, Creative Commons License Textile Museum photo via Flickr user Tim Evanson, Creative Commons License