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Textile Museum Lecture

posted Sep 2, 2017, 9:46 AM by AIA DC
From the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building to the architectural sculpture in Union Station, Washington, D.C.'s public architecture adopts and adapts both Greek and Roman models. In this lecture, Elise A. Friedland, GWU associate professor of classics and art history, will cover some of the city’s most famous buildings, noting their classical inspirations and analyzing how these architectural adaptations contributed to our founding fathers’ goal of making our nation’s capital a “New Rome.”

This program relates to the exhibition Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The event is free, but registration is required (see below).

Title"Greek and Roman Echoes in Early American Architecture"
DateWednesday, September 6, 2017
LocationThe GWU Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St., NW (get directions)
** Register online or call 202-994-7394