Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City

Detail of print showing plans for the National Mall

Through December 22, 2019

Every landmark in Washington, D.C., has a story. Some never made it past the drawing board. This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city through historical prints and paintings from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.  

Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.