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Film and Talk: A Legacy of Mies and King: Modernizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

April 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Film and Talk: A Legacy of Mies and King: Modernizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
At the National Building Museum
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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See how Francine Houben, creative director of Netherlands-based Mecanoo Architecten, had to consider the significance of a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr., when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future. In this documentary film, follow Houben as she investigates the past and present in order to design a world-class library. Francine delves into the archives, meets contemporaries of Mies and King, speaks to current visitors of the library, and participates in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march. During her quest, both the building’s namesake and the original architect look over her shoulder critically. A Q&A with DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will follow the screening. This event is presented as part of Architecture Month.

 DCPL-Logo.gif This screening is presented in partnership with the DC Public Library.

This program is free of charge, though pre-registration is required. There is a limit of two tickets per registrant. Walk-in registration based on availability. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for National Building Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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April 13, 2017
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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