Collections Highlight: Dance of Dragons

Monday, March 25, 2019

With our upcoming Animals, Collected exhibition and Game of Thrones returning in April, we went on a dragon hunt to spot some flying creatures in our collections. Dragons are found in art and architecture around the world, symbolizing a range of themes and ideas, including...

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Playing in Nature

Friday, March 22, 2019

Join Peggy Ashbrook at our Growing Community event on April 7. By Peggy Ashbrook “Go outside and __________.” When we complete this sentence in our heads, many of us insert the word “play.” Connecting young children with experiences in nature builds their confidence as they enter...

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Museum Shop Guide

Monday, March 11, 2019

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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Blueprint sketch of winged bull, by Frohman, Robb & Little Architects. Courtesy Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection.

National Building Museum to open Animals, Collected

Friday, March 8, 2019

New exhibition features never-before-shown objects from the collection WASHINGTON, D.C.— On April 20, 2019, the National Building Museum opens Animals, Collected, a new exhibition featuring architectural objects depicting animals, all drawn from the permanent collection. Imagined as a cabinet of curiosities, Animals, Collected presents two-...

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