A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture: An Architectural History of the Smithsonian
The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes a specific time in history: the mid-19th-century turreted Castle, the sky-reflecting mid-century modern Air and Space Museum, and the golden, undulating, 21st-century American Indian Museum.
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Adolf Cluss Air and Space American Art Museum American History American Indian architect architecture firm Arts and Industries building's Capitol Carnegie Castle Castle's classical collections Congress construction Cooper-Hewitt courtyard decorative Dillon Ripley display dome entrance exhibit space facilities floor Freer Gallery Gallery of Art glass Gyo Obata Hall Hangar Haupt Garden Heye Hirshhorn Museum Historic Preservation House Industries Building institution's interior James located McMillan Commission modern monumental Museum of American Museum Support Center National Air National Design Museum National Historic Landmark National Mall National Museum National Postal Museum National Zoological Park Native American Natural History Museum Obata ofthe Old Patent Office opened original Patent Office Building pavilion Quadrangle renovation Renwick Gallery roof S.W. Washington Sackler Gallery Sculpture Garden Secretary skylights Smithson Smithsonian American Art Smithsonian building Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian museum South Yard Space Museum storage structure style Suitland towers twentieth century Udvar-Hazy Center visitors wing