THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Creating Models of the Border Wall in My Studio, in My Mind

Monday, June 15, 2020

By ANE GONZALEZ LARA Ane Gonzalez Lara is an assistant professor of undergraduate architecture at the Pratt Institute. This post is part of an occasional series of essays and other content from the upcoming Museum exhibition “The Wall/El Muro: What Is a Border Wall?” My...

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20th Century Souvenir Buildings Collection

From the Collection: An A to Z of Miniature Buildings

Thursday, June 11, 2020

When we went about compiling an alphabet’s worth of objects to be found in the David Weingarten Collection of 20th Century Souvenir Buildings, there was plenty to choose from: more than 3,000 miniature representations of architecture and monuments, in fact. Eventually, we plan to show...

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View of Washington, D.C. from St. Elizabeths. Photograph, 1955. A distant view of the urban landscape maintained separation between the hospital and the bustle and stress of the city. Courtesy U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Thinking About St. Elizabeths

Friday, May 22, 2020

By Sarah Leavitt Part of an occasional series on previous and future Museum exhibitions by Sarah, a curator now working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Just a few weeks after the country shut down due to COVID-19 in early April, I was disheartened to read...

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A Memorial for This Moment

Monday, May 18, 2020

By Sarah Leavitt Part of an occasional series on previous and future Museum exhibitions by Sarah, a curator now working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. We are going to need a memorial when this is over. Whether that’s next year or—let’s not think about this—even...

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