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Space in our Collections

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969 commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle. In commemorating Apollo 11’s anniversary we looked into our Museum Collections to see where architecture intersects with the stars. Paper Models Collection, Gift of...

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Building Zone. Photo by Kevin Allen.

The Building Zone Closes September 29

Monday, July 1, 2019

On September 29, 2019, the Building Zone will be open to the public for one last time as we re-imagine and transform our spaces and places for our youngest visitors in the months and years ahead. Whether you visit every week or previously brought your...

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Dance moves through National Building Museum honor history, humanity

Monday, June 3, 2019

By Michael Casper Michael Casper is a writer living in Pennsylvania with one of the project’s participants, dancer-choreographer-educator Ann Van Kuren, and is passionate about the power of the performing arts. The January 2019 Creative in Residence project “Transits and Passages” by dance choreographer Heather...

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Design Apprenticeship Program Interview

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sanaa L. began participating in the Museum’s Teen Programs in fall 2017. Through the Design Apprenticeship Program, she designed and built seating for our museum visitors, improvements for DC Public Library’s Mt. Pleasant branch’s teen space, and murals for the basketball courts at Oxon Run...

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