Historical rendering of Union Station

Classical Washington



May 6-November 18, 2023

Public architecture and monuments across the city of Washington reveal the influence of the ancient world. Organized with GW professor Elise Friedland, this exhibition demonstrates how the Founding Fathers and subsequent government leaders favored Greek and Roman styles to evoke America’s political roots.

This exhibition is organized by the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies with support from the Albert and Shirley Small Family Foundation.