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 […]

National Building Museum Event to Explore ‘Hated’ Brutalism

Brutalism. Do you love it or hate it? Derived from the French term béton brut (raw concrete), the Brutalist movement in architecture is characterized by a predominant use of raw concrete and brick and blocky forms. Many people really hate this architectural philosophy. In D.C., just think of the debate over the Third Church of […]