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Aug
19
Sun
Fun House @ National Building Museum
Aug 19 all-day

For Fun House tickets at the National Building Museum. Tickets are timed and include one hour in Fun Houseand access to all other Museum exhibitions.

Tickets for August will be released July 13.

On display JULY 4-SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Free: National Building Museum Members; join today.
$16: Adult
$13: Youth (ages 3-17), Student with ID, Senior (ages 60+), AARP Member with ID
$10: Blue Star (ages 3+; limit 6 per family with military ID)

After you purchase your tickets, look out for a confirmation email.

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone closes at 4 pm

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Aug 19 all-day

June 21 – Jan. 6, 2019
Trevor Paglen captures landscapes unlike any other artist would, incorporating the infrastructure of surveillance into his ground-breaking and sometimes unsettling photographs. This new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum serves as a mid-career retrospective on Paglen in which his early photographs, recent sculptures and work with artificial intelligence will be featured. Contemplating Paglen’s visuals will also have you contemplating the role of privacy in our society, an important, of-the-moment topic.

The artist will hold a lecture at the museum at 6:30 p.m. on June 20.

The Plane of Tomorrow, Today! @ College Park Aviation Museum
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Within months of the end of WWII, the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) began marketing it’s spin-proof, stall-resistant, anyone-can-fly Ercoupe. The airplane was the work of the brilliant designer, Fred Weick, and was marketed as the epitome of a new era of modern living. This exhibit draws on the museum’s vast ERCO collection to illuminate the design, marketing and worldwide success of the Ercoupe. It features an Ercoupe suspended in flight and a cutaway section, so visitors can see what makes this plane unique.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for major holidays.

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project @ National Building Museum
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit this new exhibition that examines the highly classified effort to produce the atomic bomb and the three new “secret cities” that were built to accommodate the thousands of people who worked on the project.

Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, tracing their precedents in the Bauhaus and other early modern schools of architectural thought.

MAY 3, 2018 – MARCH 3, 2019

Aug
20
Mon
Fun House @ National Building Museum
Aug 20 all-day

For Fun House tickets at the National Building Museum. Tickets are timed and include one hour in Fun Houseand access to all other Museum exhibitions.

Tickets for August will be released July 13.

On display JULY 4-SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Free: National Building Museum Members; join today.
$16: Adult
$13: Youth (ages 3-17), Student with ID, Senior (ages 60+), AARP Member with ID
$10: Blue Star (ages 3+; limit 6 per family with military ID)

After you purchase your tickets, look out for a confirmation email.

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone closes at 4 pm

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Aug 20 all-day

June 21 – Jan. 6, 2019
Trevor Paglen captures landscapes unlike any other artist would, incorporating the infrastructure of surveillance into his ground-breaking and sometimes unsettling photographs. This new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum serves as a mid-career retrospective on Paglen in which his early photographs, recent sculptures and work with artificial intelligence will be featured. Contemplating Paglen’s visuals will also have you contemplating the role of privacy in our society, an important, of-the-moment topic.

The artist will hold a lecture at the museum at 6:30 p.m. on June 20.

The Plane of Tomorrow, Today! @ College Park Aviation Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Within months of the end of WWII, the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) began marketing it’s spin-proof, stall-resistant, anyone-can-fly Ercoupe. The airplane was the work of the brilliant designer, Fred Weick, and was marketed as the epitome of a new era of modern living. This exhibit draws on the museum’s vast ERCO collection to illuminate the design, marketing and worldwide success of the Ercoupe. It features an Ercoupe suspended in flight and a cutaway section, so visitors can see what makes this plane unique.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for major holidays.

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project @ National Building Museum
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit this new exhibition that examines the highly classified effort to produce the atomic bomb and the three new “secret cities” that were built to accommodate the thousands of people who worked on the project.

Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, tracing their precedents in the Bauhaus and other early modern schools of architectural thought.

MAY 3, 2018 – MARCH 3, 2019

Aug
21
Tue
Fun House @ National Building Museum
Aug 21 all-day

For Fun House tickets at the National Building Museum. Tickets are timed and include one hour in Fun Houseand access to all other Museum exhibitions.

Tickets for August will be released July 13.

On display JULY 4-SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Free: National Building Museum Members; join today.
$16: Adult
$13: Youth (ages 3-17), Student with ID, Senior (ages 60+), AARP Member with ID
$10: Blue Star (ages 3+; limit 6 per family with military ID)

After you purchase your tickets, look out for a confirmation email.

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone closes at 4 pm

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Aug 21 all-day

June 21 – Jan. 6, 2019
Trevor Paglen captures landscapes unlike any other artist would, incorporating the infrastructure of surveillance into his ground-breaking and sometimes unsettling photographs. This new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum serves as a mid-career retrospective on Paglen in which his early photographs, recent sculptures and work with artificial intelligence will be featured. Contemplating Paglen’s visuals will also have you contemplating the role of privacy in our society, an important, of-the-moment topic.

The artist will hold a lecture at the museum at 6:30 p.m. on June 20.

The Plane of Tomorrow, Today! @ College Park Aviation Museum
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am

Within months of the end of WWII, the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) began marketing it’s spin-proof, stall-resistant, anyone-can-fly Ercoupe. The airplane was the work of the brilliant designer, Fred Weick, and was marketed as the epitome of a new era of modern living. This exhibit draws on the museum’s vast ERCO collection to illuminate the design, marketing and worldwide success of the Ercoupe. It features an Ercoupe suspended in flight and a cutaway section, so visitors can see what makes this plane unique.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for major holidays.

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project @ National Building Museum
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit this new exhibition that examines the highly classified effort to produce the atomic bomb and the three new “secret cities” that were built to accommodate the thousands of people who worked on the project.

Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, tracing their precedents in the Bauhaus and other early modern schools of architectural thought.

MAY 3, 2018 – MARCH 3, 2019

Aug
22
Wed
Fun House @ National Building Museum
Aug 22 all-day

For Fun House tickets at the National Building Museum. Tickets are timed and include one hour in Fun Houseand access to all other Museum exhibitions.

Tickets for August will be released July 13.

On display JULY 4-SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Free: National Building Museum Members; join today.
$16: Adult
$13: Youth (ages 3-17), Student with ID, Senior (ages 60+), AARP Member with ID
$10: Blue Star (ages 3+; limit 6 per family with military ID)

After you purchase your tickets, look out for a confirmation email.

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone closes at 4 pm

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Aug 22 all-day

June 21 – Jan. 6, 2019
Trevor Paglen captures landscapes unlike any other artist would, incorporating the infrastructure of surveillance into his ground-breaking and sometimes unsettling photographs. This new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum serves as a mid-career retrospective on Paglen in which his early photographs, recent sculptures and work with artificial intelligence will be featured. Contemplating Paglen’s visuals will also have you contemplating the role of privacy in our society, an important, of-the-moment topic.

The artist will hold a lecture at the museum at 6:30 p.m. on June 20.

The Plane of Tomorrow, Today! @ College Park Aviation Museum
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am

Within months of the end of WWII, the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) began marketing it’s spin-proof, stall-resistant, anyone-can-fly Ercoupe. The airplane was the work of the brilliant designer, Fred Weick, and was marketed as the epitome of a new era of modern living. This exhibit draws on the museum’s vast ERCO collection to illuminate the design, marketing and worldwide success of the Ercoupe. It features an Ercoupe suspended in flight and a cutaway section, so visitors can see what makes this plane unique.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for major holidays.