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The Museum provides high-resolution (300 dpi) images from exhibitions and programs upon request. Contact Emma Filar, marketing & communications associate, efilar@nbm.org or 202.272.2448, ext. 3458, for access to these files or questions about use of images. 

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Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions

March 8, 2014

Explore the extraordinary objects in the National Building Museum’s collection. These physical pieces of the world we design and build—from the tools that help create it to the toys that help explain it—inspire new perspectives on the built environment and how to improve it.

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House & Home

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America.

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November 18, 2012

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience.

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Building Zone

A hands-on introduction to the building arts designed especially for the Museum’s youngest visitors, ages two to six. The Building Zone hours are 10:00 am - 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday; and 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sundays.

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Investigating Where We Live

July 25, 2015 - June 6, 2016

Investigating Where We Live provides teens with the opportunity to present the public with their view of Washington, D.C. This year participants explored the District through the lens of its monuments, memorials, and commemorative spaces.
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The New American Garden

October 17, 2015 - May 1, 2016

Oehme, van Sweden & Associates revolutionized landscape architecture with the New American Garden. The firm’s designs were lushly planted with ornamental grasses and perennials—relatively low-maintenance, tapestry-like landscapes created to be viewed in all four seasons.
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