National Building Museum

Upcoming Programs

 
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March 4, 2017
Open Offsite Tour: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Tour the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial with National Park Ranger Jan Buerger to see how landscape architect Lawrence Halprin used water, stone, and sculpture in his design to embody the dramatic legacy of America's only four-term president.
March 4, 2017 10:00 AM
March 7, 2017
Ticketed Talk: Architects Across Generations
A cross-generational conversation on how architecture has evolved in the past half-century, what lies ahead, and the pressing issues practicing architects face today.
March 7, 2017 6:30 PM
March 12, 2017
Ticketed Family Program: Model Airplane Workshop (Morning)
National Building Museum
Construct your own rubber-band-propelled model airplane and learn about aeronautics with the D.C. Maxecuters, then try a test flight in the Great Hall.
March 12, 2017 9:30 AM
Open Flying in the Great Hall
Witness death-defying feats of aeronautics well, model aeronautics, anyway when the D.C. Maxecuters return to fly their model airplanes in the Museum's Great Hall.
March 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Ticketed Family Program: Model Airplane Workshop (Afternoon)
National Building Museum
Construct your own rubber-band-propelled model airplane and learn abut aeronautics with the D.C. Maxecuters, then try a test flight in the Great Hall.
March 12, 2017 2:30 PM
March 16, 2017
Ticketed Film & Talk: One Big Home
Trophy homes threaten Martha's Vineyard, MA. When an enormous compound is built beside a fragile pond, a carpenter takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera.
March 16, 2017 6:30 PM
March 18, 2017
Open Offsite Tour: Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Tour major renovations and additions at this famed institution for the visual and performing arts.
March 18, 2017 10:00 AM
March 24, 2017
Open Architecture of an Asylum Member Preview Day
National Building Museum
Members are invited to view the exhibition Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 before it opens to the public.
March 24, 2017 10:00 AM
March 25, 2017
Open Architecture of an Asylum Opening
The story of St. Elizabeths' change over time, reflecting evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.
March 25, 2017 10:00 AM
March 27, 2017
Ticketed Talk: The Economics of Resilience
Discussion of The Wharf as an exploration of questions around resilience in the built environment and solutions that designers and developers are uniquely positioned to offer.
March 27, 2017 6:30 PM

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