The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.

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Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the Marketing & Communications Department.

Emma Filar
efilar@nbm.org
Director, Marketing & Communications
202.272.2448, ext. 3458

Photography is allowed and encouraged in the Great Hall and public spaces of the National Building Museum for non-commercial purposes. Exhibitions are subject to photography restrictions and require a ticket. Additional equipment, like lighting and tripods, must be approved by staff in advance. Please note that the Museum is often the site for special events and may be obstructed with event setup.

News Releases

Spotlight on Design now free for students

Thursday, January 3, 2019

National Building Museum’s premier lecture series opens the year with ZGF Architects on January 28 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will offer free admission for students to its premiere lecture series, Spotlight on Design. The 2019 Spotlight on Design programs begin on Monday, January 28...

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Public school playground, Sedona, Arizona; 2009. All images © Bill Bamberger.

National Building Museum to open HOOPS

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New exhibition celebrates the power of basketball to transcend place and build community WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 9, 2019, the National Building Museum opens HOOPS, a new exhibition of photographer Bill Bamberger’s work documenting private and community basketball courts around the country and abroad. Hauntingly devoid...

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National Building Museum Hosts Architecture & Design Film Festival in D.C.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nation’s Largest Film Festival Devoted to Architecture and Design returns to Museum in February 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will once again partner with the Architecture & Design Film Festival to produce the festival in Washington, D.C. (ADFF: D.C.), presented with the Revada Foundation....

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Nature Reclaims The Mayfair Theater

Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters to open at the National Building Museum

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Press preview on Thursday, November 15 at 10 am WHAT Press preview for Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters WHO Amy Davis, photojournalist, The Baltimore Sun, and author of Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters Deborah Sorensen, curator, National Building Museum WHEN Thursday,...

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