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For Immediate Release: February 24, 2011
Media Contact: Marketing and Communication Department

The Building Toy

Playing with Structure, Form, and Content


WHO   
Karen Hewitt, president and toy designer, Learning Materials Workshop

WHAT   
Architectural toys, like LEGO® bricks, Erector Sets®, Lincoln Logs®, and blocks, create a bridge between the physical world and imagined ones for both children and adults. Karen Hewitt, president and toy designer of Learning Materials Workshop, discusses the history of architectural toys and the significance of play in developing creativity and lifelong learning skills. This program is presented in conjunction with the National Building Museum's exhibition LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition. The exhibition will be open, free of charge, beginning at 5:30 pm. 1.5 LU (AIA)

WHERE   
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 (Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

WHEN   
Thursday, March  3 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm
$12 Member; FREE for students with valid ID; $20 Non-member.
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

CONTACT   
Stacy Adamson, sadamson@nbm.org, 202.272.2448, ext. 3458

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

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