Out of Site in Plain View: A History of Exhibiting Architecture since 1750

If curator Barry Bergdoll’s riveting MoMA preview talk was any indication, his six-part A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts series promises to be a landmark in our understanding of how the display of architecture in museums emerged, developed, and transformed public perception of the built environment. His dual perspective as both historian and exhibition expert sparks one unexpected aperçu after another.

The series will include the following lectures:

  • April 7: “Framed and Hung: Architecture in Public from the Salon to the French Revolution”
  • April 14: “In and Out of Time: Curating Architecture’s History”
  • April 21: “Not at Home: Architecture on Display from World’s Fairs to Williamsburg”
  • April 28: “Better Futures: Exhibitions between Reform and Avant-Garde”
  • May 5: “Conflicting Visions: Commerce, Diplomacy, and Persuasion”
  • May 12: “Architecture and the Rise of the Event Economy”

All lectures take place Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM in the East Building Auditorium, and are free and open to the public.

Category: Readings and Talks
The National Gallery of Art
4th Constitution Avenue Northwest,
Washington, DC