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.


March 26–March 29, 2020

Attend films reflecting the creative spirit that drives architecture and design at the internationally acclaimed Architecture & Design Film Festival at the National Building Museum. See films in a pop-up theater in the Museum’s Great Hall using wireless headsets. Between films, participants can talk with other filmgoers in the Film Festival Lounge.

Over the course of four days, the festival features films that celebrate the artistic journey and unconventional perspectives in films such as GOFF and Mario Botta: The Space Beyond. Films also explore the important work of Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown – trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only women in the room.

Browse films below and click under the film titles for screening times and tickets.