Past Events

July 25, 2020

Join Docomomo DC and Claude Engle for a talk on the DC Metro Lighting Renovation Project

Presenters: Claude Engle, Lighting Designer & Zach Schrag, Professor of History, George Mason University

Lighting designer Claude Engle will present his ongoing project to renovate the lighting in the Washington, DC area's Metro stations. The new lighting approach implements the original design intent with today’s technology, allowing the st...

January 15, 2020

© Neil Forrest

On January 16, arts venue Hillyer co-hosts CultureBlast: Mies’s MLK Library, a conversation on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's influence, with AIA|DC and the DC Public Library. Sparked by an exhibition currently on view at Hillyer—Neil Forrest's The Washingtonian Service, which investigates Mies van der Rohe's MLK Memorial Library as the result of DC's search for modern identity in built form—panelists will discu...

September 26, 2019

Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m.


As part of DC Design Week, the DC Library will host a panel entitled Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library, featuring 2019 Tour Day leader Hazel Edwards. 

From DC Library:

The Bauhaus (1919-1933) was a German art school that imagined a better world and launched some of the g...

September 25, 2019

For its World Architecture Day celebrations, the National Building Museum will host Bauhaus-Fest, an all-day commemoration of the Bauhaus centennial, on October 6. The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 by modernist master Walter Gropius in Germany, and its influence still resonates today. 

National Building Museum Bauhaus-Fest Schedule of Activities:

11 am–3 pm, ongoing

  • Virtual Tour of the Bauhaus
    Take a virtual reality tou...

September 24, 2019

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will host a week's worth of events around World Architecture Day, running October 6-13. From self-guided tours and readings of architecture-themed children's books to digital drawing workshops and Bauhaus discussions, the Hirshhorn boasts a full slate of building-related activities on World Architecture Day (October 7) with additional events rounding out the week. 

While there, be sure...

September 23, 2019

AIA|DC will host a World Architecture Day screening of A Place to Be, a documentary film about I.M. Pei's National Gallery of Art East Building through interviews with Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, and Jean Dubuffet as well as then-director J. Carter Brown. Footage includes rare insight into the East Building's signature tetrahedron skylights as well as formwork for its triangulated concrete coff...

September 20, 2019

Docomomo DC and Howard University’s Department of Architecture will host a tour of modern architecture on Howard's main campus in Washington, DC. Howard University is a historically black university with a long-standing commitment to architectural education and practice. The tour will feature modern buildings designed by African American architects including Hilyard Robinson and Paul R. Williams and explore the role of the mod...

June 7, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

12 pm to 4 pm

Rain or Shine

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture for its 6th annual Glen Echo Park House Tour Fundraiser, which will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Cabin John Citizens Association by featuring seven Cabin John homes. All proceeds from the House Tour support the arts and educational programs at Glen Echo Park.

Highlights of a few of the homes fea...

May 24, 2019

Save the Date!

Tour Day 2019 is tentative planned for  October 12th.

Check back for updates.

May 17, 2019

Docomomo DC will hold a general membership meeting on May 22nd. Come help conceive and plan our annual tour day event!

When: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm

Where: 2121 Ward Pl NW Washington, DC 20037


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2121 Ward Pl NW

Washington, DC 20037

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