The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed and will reopen on March 13, 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm.

Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the 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 to open HOOPS

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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 capturing private and community basketball courts around the country and abroad. Hauntingly devoid...

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National Building Museum to receive Alan Karchmer photography collection

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Celebrated architectural photographer bequeaths entire archive   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the National Building Museum announced that Alan Karchmer, prominent architectural photographer, has promised his collected body of work as a gift to the Museum. The Alan Karchmer and Sandra Benedum Photographic Archive will include all works...

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