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Adult Programs

Art Nouveau

Architecture 101

August 2, 2014

Learn about the organic, dynamic forms and curving lines characteristic of the Art Nouveau movement of the 1880s–1920s.


Traditional Japanese Architecture

Architecture 101

August 9, 2014

Understand why thick thatched roofs, rough mud plaster walls, and precisely woven tatami mats are firmly grounded within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.


Architecture 101

August 16, 2014

Explore the growing influence of nature in Western buildings through the predominance of organic, nature-inspired patterns and shapes, exemplified by the work of architects like Antoni Gaudí and Santiago Calatrava.


2014 Investigating Where We Live Exhibition Opening

August 1, 2014

See a fresh perspective on the city. Local teens used their photographs, writing, and artwork to plan and install an exhibition that offers their unique view of life in D.C.

Sunday Concerts

The National Building Museum and Washington Performing Arts present free concerts in the Great Hall, Sundays in July and August.


A-MAZE-ing Films

The National Building Museum is proud to partner with the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to present film screenings in connection with the BIG Maze designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.


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