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Ruff week? 🐶🐾 Paws what you’re doing sometime and stop by for one of the free daily building tours. Our guides have dug up some great stories for your listening enjoyment | Repost @teddy4president . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #igdc #washingtondc #mydccool #wethedogsdc #mydogiscutest #sheepadoodle #sheepadoodlesofinstagram #goldenhour #autumnvibes #rspets #verytandc #teampixel


Flickering Treasures invites visitors to travel in time through a survey of Baltimore’s movie-going past from 1896 to the present. Experience the stories through photography, oral histories, architectural fragments, and theater ephemera to learn themes of memory, loss, and preservation 🎬📽 Flickering Treasures opens this weekend | Learn more:


#behindthescenes exhibition team installing a sheet metal cornice from The Fulton Theater for our upcoming #FlickeringTreasures exhibition. 📽 Opening November 17 🎥 Learn more: | Time lapse provided by museum registrar @nancybeatrice. Collections item on loan from K&K Adams Inc in Baltimore.


Hiding from the week ahead like ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️😶⚪️⚪️ #tb Fun House 📸 by @vxxphotography


TGIF 🍁🍂 The Museum’s fall foliage is in full form 🍂🍁


Happy Halloween 🎃💀🕸 Have a favorite haunted building in DC? We’re pretty partial to ours 👻


The costume is strong with this one 💀 What will you be for Halloween this year? [Costumes encouraged at the museum year round 🎃]


3 ghost hunters visited the Museum today to investigate reports of ghostly visitors 👻 Follow the harrowing journey of Meigs, Bev, and The Professor in our story #ghosttours #legostagram


Baltimore has contained hundreds of theaters since the first moving pictures flickered across muslin sheets. This Baltimore auditorium retains much of its Baroque glory. Despite more than three decades of abandonment, it’s now home to the #MarylandFilmFestival. Our upcoming exhibition #FlickeringTreasures showcases more than 70 photos of Baltimore movie theaters by longtime @baltimoresun photojournalist Amy Davis. Opening in November. Learn more:


Tomorrow’s the Big Build! 📐⛏🔧⚙️ Be a builder for the day at the 25th Anniversary of the free family community day. Amateur builders of all ages can discover what it's like to don a hard hat, pour cement, spackle a wall, and much more as you work side-by-side with architects, designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Stop by the Museum anytime from 10 am to 4 pm. Details:


Join the Principal of @oppenheimarchitecture, a 2018 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipient, on an immersive journey through the firm's work and philosophy that aims to realign and reconnect us to the world around us. October 22 2018 | 6:30 PM To register visit




Weekend ready 🌞 Planning a visit Sunday or Monday? Be sure to check out our free tours and treats celebrating #worldarchitectureday with @hirshhorn | Find the full schedule here: 🏛🕋🕌🏢


Repost @hirshhorn ・・・ We’re partnering with @nationalbuildingmuseum to celebrate #WorldArchitectureDay! 🏛🎉 Join us on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 30 + Oct. 1, with activities #atHirshhorn and the National Building Museum for art and architecture lovers of all ages 🏠🏙 Don’t miss special Storytime programs, tours, talks, and more! Explore the full schedule 📲 📷: @gokateshoot . [Image Description: view of the inner plaza of the round brutalist Hirshhorn building, shaped like a ring and elevated on four legs. A large crowd stands beneath the opening of the inner ring, light comes from above, and a row of windows is visible above the crowd.]