National Building Museum Supports the AAPI Community

Friday, March 19, 2021

The National Building Museum stands in solidarity with the AAPI community, including those in the District’s Chinatown who built and preserved our diverse neighborhood, rich in tradition and culture. The increase in violence and hate against the Asian community and the recent murders of eight...

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John Chisholm, Founder and Executive Director, P.A.I.N.T.S Institute

In Memoriam: John Chisholm, P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that the National Building Museum notes the sudden passing last week of John Chisholm, Founder and Executive Director of the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute (Providing Artists with Inspiration in Non-Traditional Settings). A young, D.C.-based arts and education organization focused on underserved communities,...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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The Bold Conceptions of David Jameson Architect

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

On June 27 David Jameson, FAIA, discusses the bold designs and unusual materials of Washington, D.C.-based firm David Jameson Architect. The award winning firm’s projects include local, national, and international projects such as Hull House, Manifold House, and Vapor House. As a teenager the architect...

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Blueprint sketch of winged bull, by Frohman, Robb & Little Architects. Courtesy Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection.

National Building Museum to open Animals, Collected

Friday, March 8, 2019

New exhibition features never-before-shown objects from the collection WASHINGTON, D.C.— On April 20, 2019, the National Building Museum opens Animals, Collected, a new exhibition featuring architectural objects depicting animals, all drawn from the permanent collection. Imagined as a cabinet of curiosities, Animals, Collected presents two-...

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