National Building Museum exhibition Evicted will travel across the country

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Immersive installation inspired by Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking research opens in Milwaukee in June 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum’s exhibition Evicted will travel across the country. With ten venues planned and more to be announced, Evicted will open in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Mobile Design...

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Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture

Architecture & Design Film Festival & Book Pairings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Excited for Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. and want to learn more about the architects featured in the films? We put together a handy list of recommended reads from our Museum Shop to get you ready for the festival. Reminder to all Museum Members...

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Send us your #buildingcrush

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Have a favorite building crush? Perhaps you’re a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI? From now until Valentine’s Day we’re collecting haikus about your favorite pieces of architecture. Tweet your poem using #BuildingCrush or submit yours below. We’ll be posting our...

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Miscellaneous shoes

The Mystery of the Concealed Shoes

Friday, January 25, 2019

BY LAURA HICKEN, ASSISTANT REGISTRAR The Museum collects artifacts related to the history of our building and its various uses since it was first built in the 1880s. Sometimes these artifacts come from former tenants and other D.C. historians, but more often than not they come...

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