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Before They Were D.C. Landmarks, They Were Someone’s “Best Laid Plans”

New Exhibition at the George Washington University Museum Shows the Unfamiliar Early Designs for D.C.’s Most Recognizable Structures

May 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Amelia Thompson: [email protected], 202-994-6461
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-6460

EVENT:
Every landmark in Washington, D.C., has a story. Some never made it past the drawing board. “Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City” showcases unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge and the U.S. Capitol Building through historical prints and paintings from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. This exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – Sunday, Dec 22, 2019

WHERE:
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)

ADMISSION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION:

Admission is free for museum members, children and current GW students, faculty and staff. A suggested donation of $8 for non-members supports the museum’s exhibitions, collections and educational programs. For the most up-to-date information on the museum's visiting hours, please check museum.gwu.edu/visit.

RSVP:
Media interested in getting a first look at the exhibition may attend a press preview on Thursday, June 13, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Amelia Thompson at [email protected] or 202-994-6461 by noon on Thursday, June 11. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.

MULTIMEDIA:
Images of selected artworks are available at: http://bit.ly/BestPlansDC

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