Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and phototography or video appointments may be directed to the Museum’s Marketing & Communications Department.

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

National Building Museum Announces Its 2021 Summer Block Party Lineup

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Download this press release. In the Great Hall, three complex wood structures; on the West Lawn, free weekly movies and an interactive design on the grass. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the National Building Museum announced its 2021 Summer Block Party, Inside Out. Where previous years have showcased...

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National Building Museum Announces April 9 Reopening

Monday, March 29, 2021

Three New Exhibitions, a Welcoming Visitor Center, and the Beloved Museum Shop Available to All, Fridays Through Sundays WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, April 9, 2021, the National Building Museum will reopen after a 16-month closure due to restoration work and the COVID-19 pandemic. In its 41st...

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Photographer Alan Karchmer in American Way Magazine

Monday, February 8, 2021

How does architectural photographer Alan Karchmer approach capturing buildings and spaces with his camera? “I try to bring the viewer into the image,” he says in this February 2021 American Way magazine article. Read a PDF of the article here. Karchmer is the subject of a...

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