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 Interim Executive Director

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Brent D. Glass, former head of the National Museum of American History, to lead institution through early 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum is pleased to announce that Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, has joined the institution...

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April 25, 2020: José, wearing protective gear and controlling entry to the H F Dollar & Up Fruits & Vegetables store, 61-27 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, New York. © Camilo José Vergara

National Building Museum Presents “Documenting Crossroads: The New Normal”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Online exhibition showcases the second part of Camilo José Vergara’s ongoing documentation of urban spaces and people’s behavior during the pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum is proud to present “Documenting Crossroads: The New Normal.” This online-only photography exhibition presents the work of renowned urban...

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National Building Museum Executive Director Chase Rynd to Retire

Monday, May 4, 2020

Institution’s fourth leader will end his 17-year tenure in September 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the National Building Museum announced that Executive Director Chase Rynd, Hon. ASLA, will retire at the end of September 2020. Rynd is the institution’s fourth leader and was appointed to the role...

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National Building Museum reopens March 13, 2020, after Great Hall renovations

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New exhibition Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer kicks off 40th anniversary year WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 13, 2020, the National Building Museum will reopen to the public following the completion of renovations to the historic Great Hall. The three-month-long project involved replacing the concrete floor with...

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New exhibition examines intersection of artistic and architectural vision WASHINGTON, D.C.—Beginning March 13, 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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