Friday, January 21, 2011

Just 9 Days Left to Visit the Palladio Exhibit at the National Building Museum

Last month, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution to honor Italian born architect Andrea Palladio. Although the effort was two years in the making, it comes at a fortuitous time; the National Building Museum is hosting a four month exhibit honoring his work entitled, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey.

It doesn't take an architectural aficionado to recognize that many of the federal buildings in D.C. bare a resemblance to classical Roman structures, though you may have wondered about their authenticity. Luckily, we have Palladio to thank for the influence of the drawings of Roman temples that he reconstructed.

Want to check it out for yourself? The National Building Museum offers free docent-led tours Thursday through Sunday! You better hurry, because the exhibit end on January 30, 2011. If you have already been, let us know what you thought?

For those of you unable to attend the live exhibit, you can still get a taste for the famous architectural genius with these web videos!

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