Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past

This exhibition examined the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two newly commissioned panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell and related works. One painting shows the grand city that planner Peter (Pierre) L’Enfant envisioned. The other captures the city's development by 1825, the year L’Enfant passed away. Organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.

Peter Waddell - “The Indispensable Plan" and "The Village Monumental" from The George Washington University on Vimeo.