July 2014
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
             

Browse Full Calendar


Buy Tickets

Watch / Listen

 

The National Building Museum has an extensive library of audio and video recordings of lectures, award ceremonies, and more events presented at the Museum. Take a tour of local green places or the Museum's exhibitions. You can also listen to audio from hundreds of lectures.

Recent Videos

How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road.


May 11, 2014
Watch.

True or False: Weather influences the shaking you feel in an earthquake.


May 11, 2014
Watch.

Which building form is safest in an earthquake?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014
Watch.

How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

Why might an older brick building be X-braced?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road.


May 11, 2014
Watch.

What part of a house is typically the easiest for wind to "break into"?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

What connection is critical in creating a continuous load path?


May 11, 2014
Watch.

True or False: New construction can contribute to flooding.


May 11, 2014
Watch.

More videos.

 

Featured Podcasts and RSS feeds

NEW! Take a free audio tour of the Museum's historic home

The Museum's public programs audio podcast

The Museum web site's RSS feeds

 

Recent Audio Recordings

 

Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey, Part 2: Sarah Leavitt


May 1, 2014
D.C.-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National WWII Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon, reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies to make them relevant for today’s society. After an introduction by curator Sarah Leavitt, Kaskey discusses his artistic process and the collaborative nature of large-scale public projects with the Museum’s executive director, Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA.
Listen.

Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey, Part 4: Panel and Questions


May 1, 2014
D.C.-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National WWII Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon, reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies to make them relevant for today’s society. After an introduction by curator Sarah Leavitt, Kaskey discusses his artistic process and the collaborative nature of large-scale public projects with the Museum’s executive director, Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA.
Listen.

Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey, Part 3: Raymond Kaskey


May 1, 2014
D.C.-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National WWII Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon, reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies to make them relevant for today’s society. After an introduction by curator Sarah Leavitt, Kaskey discusses his artistic process and the collaborative nature of large-scale public projects with the Museum’s executive director, Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA.
Listen.

Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey, Part 1: Introduction


May 1, 2014
D.C.-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National WWII Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon, reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies to make them relevant for today’s society. After an introduction by curator Sarah Leavitt, Kaskey discusses his artistic process and the collaborative nature of large-scale public projects with the Museum’s executive director, Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA.
Listen.

More audio recordings.