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A Recipe for Greener Schools
October 17, 2013
As U.S. childhood obesity rates remain high, attention is increasingly focused on offering nourishing school meals and encouraging children to make healthy choices. A panel discusses the importance of healthy, locally-sourced menus in cafeterias and the growing interest in creating vegetable gardens in schoolyards.

Home Movie Day Returns
October 16, 2013
Watch films from local archives, share your home movies, and learn how to save them for future generations. All formats: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and video. Home Movie Day is presented in connection with House & Home.

L.A. Lands in D.C.
October 8, 2013

Los Angeles Constructs the Future
October 3, 2013
Christopher Alexander, assistant curator of architecture and design at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and co-curator of Overdrive, talked with the National Building Museum about the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990.

The Charles Goodman Project
October 1, 2013
In an effort to document the work and legacy of architect Charles M. Goodman, FAIA (1906-1992), the Washington area’s preeminent mid-century modernist, the National Building Museum conducted a series of interviews with architects and historians who either worked with him or studied his work.

Noir L.A.
October 1, 2013
National Building Museum assistant curator Deborah Sorensen explores the role of Los Angeles' Bunker Hill neighborhood in film noir movies in the 1940s and 50s.

Museum Open in the Event of a Government Shutdown
September 30, 2013
In the event of a government shutdown, the National Building Museum will remain open during regular hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, 11 am–5 pm.

September 28, 2013
The National Building Museum, America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment, is haunted by ghosts. Multiple witnesses have confirmed at least four and as many as six separate spiritual beings living in the Museum, although specific identities of the undead have yet to be confirmed.

Olso Architecture Triennale - Part 5
September 27, 2013
Astrup Fearley Museum

Thom Mayne: Inquiry is Everything
September 25, 2013
National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine Contributor Andrew Caruso recently sat down with AIA Gold Medalist and "bad boy" of architecture Thom Mayne.

Oslo Architecture Triennale - Part 4
September 24, 2013
Amazing Exhibition

Spotlight on Design: Walter Hood
September 24, 2013
Walter Hood, ASLA, is out to prove the benefits of good design and high quality public art. The Berkeley, California-based landscape architect and public artist discusses his work, which includes Splash Pad Park, the de Young Museum, and Lafayette Square Park. Starting this fall, Hood will work to enhance a new town square for the Nauck neighborhood near Shirlington in Arlington County, Virginia.

Oslo Architecture Triennale - Part 3
September 21, 2013
Overwhelming Response

Olso Architecture Triennale - Part 2
September 20, 2013
Food and Architecture—linked in so many ways

Oslo Architecture Triennale - Part 1
September 19, 2013
National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA, visits the Oslo Architecture Triennale.

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