- Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.
Embassy Row along Massachusetts Avenue NW is one of the great architectural and cultural treats of Washington DC. Newly constructed embassies mingle with the brick colonials that give the city so much of its charm, but occasionally a nation will elect to built its American home in the modern style, making a bold statement about its values, aesthetics and intentions. Stroll Embassy Row as you never have before as Dwell editor Aaron Britt illuminates some of the city's modern marvels. Spend your Friday morning, May 22nd learning about Washington's modern architectural history and taking a rare peek inside some the best architecture the world has to offer. We will begin the tour at Dupont Circle at 10:00 am and end the tour at 2:00 pm with a no-host lunch at Amy’s Pizza on Macomb Street NW. Wear comfortable shoes for this 3 mile walk.
Stops along the way include rare peeks inside the Danish Embassy and Residence, the Finnish Embassy, and the Swiss Embassy Residence. We'll also wander past the English, Italian, Belgian and Brazilian Embassies, as well as other uniquely Washingtonian architectural treats.
Learn more about Dwell Conversations: Designing Diplomacy with Dwell editor Aaron Britt on Thursday, May 21.
Will Baker, president, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Iris Miller, ASLA, The Catholic University of America; and Tommy Wells, Washington, D.C. Councilmember, discuss practical solutions for cleaning up watersheds that cross multiple municipalities, with a specific focus on the 40-year effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Moderated by Joe Palca, correspondent for NPR’s science desk.
The Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., will open its exhibition of Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series on June 30. It will include over 80 abstract works by the innovative artist including paintings and drawings created with a range of methods as well as monotypes and prints. The exhibition, which covers the 21-year span in which the artist worked in the Southern California community of Ocean park, closes on September 23rd.