National Building Museum

Upcoming Programs

 
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May 1, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 2, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Open Little Builders Storytime
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an interactive read-aloud in the Building Zone's book nook.
May 2, 2017 10:30 AM
May 3, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 4, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 5, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 6, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Ticketed CANCELLED: Family Afternoon
Master one of the handiest tools: the drill.
May 6, 2017 1:00 PM
May 7, 2017
Open Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts
The 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show features 120 fine-art craft artists from 34 states.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 8, 2017
Ticketed Talk: Office to Home
Michael Wiencek, Jr. presents three case studies in the Washington metropolitan area where innovative problem solving design created desirable housing units from old office buildings.
May 8, 2017 12:30 PM
May 9, 2017
Ticketed Panel: Restoring and Reusing Kirkbride's Mental Health Hospitals
Discussion on how St. Elizabeths, Buffalo State Asylum, and Greystone Parks are inspiring a new understanding of the influence and role of historic preservation of Kirkbride style mental health hospitals.
May 9, 2017 6:30 PM
May 11, 2017
Open Design Showcase: Monuments of the Future: Student Views
Find out how CityVision students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School researched the function of monuments in a city and discuss their plans for new commemorative spaces in Washington, D.C.
May 11, 2017 6:00 PM
May 13, 2017
Open Bike Tour: Buzzard Point
A bike tour of Buzzard Point, highlighting current use, planned developments, ideas to improve the public realm and future connections to points of interest in Southwest.
May 13, 2017 10:00 AM
May 15, 2017
Ticketed Panel: Modernist Landscapes Reconsidered
Consider how 20th-century modernist urban landscapes can, or should, respond to current expectations for public space.
May 15, 2017 6:30 PM
May 16, 2017
Open Museum Annual Gala
Celebrating Brookfield Properties and the National Endowment for the Arts for their profound commitment and lasting contributions to public art, community building, and creative place-making.
May 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Open Gala After Party
Live music, open bar, late night snacks, and dancing until midnight.
Garden Party attire is encouraged.
See you on the dance floor!
May 16, 2017 9:00 PM
May 17, 2017
RSVP More than Living: Building Smart Communities for the Future
National Building Museum
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), National Capital Planning Commission, and the DC Office of Planning will sit down to expand on the topic of "community building" and "creative place making....
May 17, 2017 11:00 AM
May 18, 2017
Ticketed Spotlight on Design: David Adjaye
Architect Sir David Adjaye and architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss Adjaye's career and explore the challenges and opportunities he has experienced working on projects in both the public and private realm.
May 18, 2017 6:30 PM
May 20, 2017
Open Rescheduled Bike Tour: Buzzard Point
A bike tour of Buzzard Point, highlighting current use, planned developments, ideas to improve the public realm and future connections to points of interest in Southwest such as the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Nationals Park, and adjacent neighborhoods.
May 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Open Rescheduled Family Afternoon: Neighborhood Design Day
Join the transformation and unveiling of a new community space in the Benning neighborhooddesigned and built by teens in the Design Apprenticeship Program.
May 20, 2017 11:00 AM
May 22, 2017
Ticketed Homeschool Day
The National Building Museum invites individual families to register for the Museum's next Homeschool Day.
May 22, 2017 9:00 AM
May 31, 2017
Open The House at Lobster Cove: Book Talk and Signing
Author Jane Goodrich's love of architecture propels her readers into her journey to rebuild Kragsyde, which was once considered an icon of American architecture. A book signing will follow the talk.
May 31, 2017 12:30 PM

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