National Building Museum

Portraits in Design: John Russell Pope

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Portraits in Design is a new lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. The Museum inaugurates the series this spring with lectures on Frederick Law Olmsted, Daniel H. Burnham, and John Russell Pope.

John Russell Pope:

John Russell Pope. Library of Congress,
Prints & Photographs Division,

Architect John Russell Pope (1874-1937) is considered one of America’s leading classicists of the early 20th century.  Steven McLeod Bedford, principal architectural historian at The Louis Berger Group, and author of John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire (Rizzoli) discusses Pope’s life and work, which includes Richmond, Virginia’s, Union Station, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members.

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Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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