Archive for the ‘Exhibits’

Modern To-Dos for the Holiday Weekend

If you have modernist family and friends coming into town for the holiday weekend, there are number of new exhibits to explore, including at the recently reopened I.M. Pei-designed East Building galleries of the National Gallery of Art. On September 30, the East Building galleries, which house the museum’s modern collection and several temporary exhibition spaces, reopened […]

Exhibit: Early Women of Architecture in Maryland

The Early Women of Architecture in Maryland travelling exhibit is now on display through May 30 at the University of Maryland’s Kibel Gallery. Researched and created by the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore, the exhibition celebrates the women who contributed to Maryland architecture from the 1920s to the ’60s, including DC modernist Chloethiel Woodard Smith and […]

Architecture Golf, Kevin Roche at Building Museum

Looking for a place to beat the heat? Head to the National Building Museum for some architectural mini-golf and an exhibit on the work of Kevin Roche. Kicking off today (July 4) and running through Labor Day, you can play a one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s most creative architects, construction firms, urban planners and […]

Exhibit: The Bauhaus in Print

How did the Bauhaus, which existed for only 15 years, have such an impact on modern design and thinking? The National Gallery of Art explores this question in Publishing Modernism: The Bauhaus in Print, which runs until Oct. 28. The rise of the Nazis and the dispersal of its leaders and students, especially the settling of […]

The Unbuilt Modernism of Washington

What could have been? This is the question an upcoming (November 2011) National Building Museum exhibition (entitled “Unbuilt Washington”) will explore as it looks back at some of the designs for buildings, bridges and monuments that were never built in Washington. Some of the these designs also happen to be by some of the country’s […]

Finnish Embassy Highlights Saarinen’s Work in Washington

To mark the 100th anniversary of Eero Saarinen’s birth year (Aug. 20, 2010), the Finnish Embassy is hosting a free exhibit at the embassy until Nov. 28. The exhibit, “Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation,” is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sundays. The exhibition is a […]

University of Maryland Hosts Exhibit, Film Highlighting Career of Ruth Adler Schnee

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will be holding an opening lecture and reception Friday at noon for a new exhibit on mid-century modern textile designer Ruth Adler Schnee. A documentary on Schnee’s career, “The Radiant Sun: A Portrait of Designer Ruth Adler Schnee,” by Terry Sarris will be screened at […]

Fall Travel and Events: Wright’s Auldbrass, Julius Shulman’s Legacy

The new documentary on Julius Shulman byEric Bricker will open in D.C. on Nov. 6. As you are planning your fall calendar, here a few modern-related events in D.C. and beyond to mark down. Head down to South Carolina Nov. 7-8 to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Plantation for a tour and lecture of the […]

Event: Pope-Leighy House Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright

On Sept. 17, the Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria will host an evening lecture about the architect by Thomas Schmidt, director emeritus of another Wright home you may have heard of–Fallingwater. The event will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature an interactive discussion, wine bar and hors d’oeuvres for a $50 […]