As founding director of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in 1972, Lloyd’s dream was to have craft, art, and design join its rightful place among the Smithsonian’s family of museums in the heart of the nation’s capitol for all to learn and enjoy the world over. He’s done that, and much more.
In the thirty-one years since retiring from the Smithsonian Institution, he has continued to curate exhibitions on craft and design topics for such clients as the United States Information Agency, the Smithsonian Institution and various museums and traveling exhibition services. He has lectured on American crafts throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Japan, and has juried numerous art competitions in the United States and abroad.
He is an Honorary Lifetime Member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, a member of the American Alliance of Museums, an honorary member of the American Society of Interior Designers, an honorary Fellow of the American Craft Council, trustee/secretary of the Highline Historical Society, and has been decorated by the monarchs of Denmark and Belgium for exhibitions that he organized on the crafts of their countries.