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Washington, DC Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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Kreeger Museum
Washington, DC
Hirshhorn Museum
Washington, DC
The Kreeger Museum was designed in 1963 by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster and completed in 1967. The domes are allusion to Byzantine monuments like the Hagia Sophia. The building was originally the private residence/collection of Carmen and David Lloyd Kreeger who would open the gates to the public one day per year. It became the Kreeger Museum in 1994. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hirshhorn Museum was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill) and opened in 1974. The four-story, concrete building is doughnut-shaped with windows facing an outdoor fountain at its center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Washington, DC Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Department of Energy Cafeteria
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
James V. Forrestal Building
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts [map]
Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
National Arboretum Visitor Center [map]
River Park Mutual Homes [map]