Category: museum

Washington Monument, flanked by East Wing of National Gallery of Art.

IMG_0031Robert Mills won the competition for the Washington Monument in 1836, but it was not until the late 19th century that construction was completed, delayed by various problems, especially raising money for construction.

I.M. Pei designed the second building for the National Gallery of Art in the late 1960s.  Its modernist architecture of flat facades and sharp angles is in marked contrast to John Russell Pope’s Classical Revival building, started in the late 1930s and finished in the 1940s, after his death, by his associates.

(c)Bill Lebovich, all rights reserved, 2013

Introductory and Advanced Photography Courses

I am teaching my photography courses at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretative Center, Huntington Station, NY this weekend (July 13 & 14)Image.  There are a few openings.

If you are interested, please contact me (301) 467-2831 or the Birthplace (631) 427-5240.  Thanks.

Newseum by James Stewart Polshek

Far and away the most modern building on Pennsylvania,yet it acknowledges the earlier National Gallery of Art, the National Archives (both by John Russell Pope) and the other FDR period federal buildings.  And it pays homage to LeCorbu and the Bauhaus.  But most notably, it respectsImage and enhances Pennsylvania Ave as the ceremonial avenue of this country and integrates it with the less ambitious streets, with their office buildings and interesting new residential buildings.

(c) Bill Lebovich, all rights reserved, 2013.