A Warm Welcome to the Petite Princess Collection

Friday, August 9, 2019

By Nancy Bateman, Registrar “The fulfillment of every girl’s dream. Here, at last are beautifully detailed, hand crafted furniture and accessories to fill many hours of fanciful play. Collect it – play with it – make room arrangements to capture the fancy of any Petite Princess.” –...

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National Building Museum to open Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New exhibition examines intersection of artistic and architectural vision WASHINGTON, D.C.—Beginning November 9, the National Building Museum presents Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer, a new exhibition examining the work of a prominent photographer as well as the practice of architectural photography writ large. On display...

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New Lactation Lounge for Lawn

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

By Zachary Levine, director of exhibitions and collections and Chelsea Thompson, Architect III, Perkins and Will The National Building Museum has partnered with the architecture and design firm Perkins and Will to create a lactation lounge for nursing parents and their families. Our goal is...

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Remembering César Pelli at the Museum

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We were saddened to hear of the death of César Pelli at 92. Pelli left an indelible mark on the Museum over the years. Here is a drawing he made of our building, which hangs in one of our meeting spaces and was featured in...

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Reduced School Visit Options during 2019-2020 School Year

Monday, July 22, 2019

During the 2019-2020 school year, the National Building Museum will offer reduced school programming options while we redesign and rebuild programs for the future. Teachers can still bring their students for self-guided group exhibition visits or use one of our teaching guides in the classroom....

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