Free Happy Hour & Victor Lundy Exhibit, Feb. 21


An exhibition on the life and work of Victor Lundy is on display at The Octagon Museum

Join Docomomo DC and the AIA’s Architects Foundation at the Octagon Museum for a free happy hour and chance to experience an exhibit featuring the work of architect and artist Victor Lundy, FAIA. The exhibit, Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preservation of Modern Architecture, is an immersive gallery showcase highlighting drawings, images, and works from Lundy’s Beaux-Arts and Bauhaus education as well as his service during World War II. Featured works from his career include the U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, D.C., and U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka. The exhibition coincides with the recent publication of Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018), edited by Donna Kacmar. Lundy, known as one of the leaders of the Sarasota School of Architecture, will celebrate his 96th birthday on Feb. 1.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30-730pm

WHERE: The Octagon Museum, 1799 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Admission is free, though RSVP is required.

The exhibition highlights several works by Victor Lundy alongside a timeline of his production

A wooden model of Lundy's U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka showcases the exquisite detailing of which Lundy was capable.

Lundy's thesis project, "A Living Art Museum," is included in the Octagon Museum's exhibition.

Lundy's only built project in Washington, D.C. is the monumental U.S. Tax Court Building.

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