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Tour of the National Gallery of Art (SOLD OUT)

  • National Gallery of Art East Wing 150 4th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
 Image:  FHKE  via Flickr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Image: FHKE via Flickr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for a tour of the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Come meet and make new friends and enjoy a presentation of the history of the National Gallery of Art by Mina Marefat, PhD '88, MIT ArchA VP of Communication.

Designed by distinguished MIT architecture alum I.M.Pei '40 in the late 1970s, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art has withstood the test of time. During its recent renovation the new galleries added more than 12,000 square feet of space carved very cleverly inside the existing footprint with a new spectacular terrace that overlooks the city.

This is the first of a series of tours of iconic architecture in Washington spearheaded by MITArchA revealing connections to MIT Architecture Alumni and offering an opportunity to bring together DC area MIT Alums to mix and mingle with the very active MIT Club of Washington DC and BAMIT.

The tour will be guided by architect and historian Mina Marefat, PhD, MITArchA VP of Communication, who has done extensive research and teaches on the history of Washington architecture and has spent three years at the NGA Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts.

Event tickets are $10 for alumni and $15 for guests.

PROGRAM

1:00 pm:
Meet at main entrance of East Wing/Welcome remarks

1:30 pm:
Presentation and tour by Mina on history of the National Gallery and walk through the newly renovated galleries.

3:00 pm:
Meet at the Concourse Café, reserve tables for group, cash snack and drink bar

4:00 pm:
Event Concludes

CONTACTS

Mina Marefat / minamarefat@alum.mit.edu

Jacob Kain / kain@alum.mit.edu

Earlier Event: March 24
MITArchA@ACSA Detroit