Washington, D.C., Museum’s New Exhibition Includes City and Country

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The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is currently hosting “Building Stories,” a 4,000-square-foot exhibition. It aims to spark curiosity, encourage meaningful conversations, and promote a more sustainable and inclusive future. City and Country School and its founder, Caroline Pratt, are included near the beginning of the exhibit.

This major exhibition is a joint effort between curator Leonard Marcus, an expert in children’s literature, and Plus And Greater Than, a design studio from Portland, Oregon. It aims to engage children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers in the world of architecture, engineering, construction, and design as portrayed in children’s books.

It features beloved classics and contemporary favorites by renowned authors such as Sophie Blackall and Ezra Jack Keats. Visitors can explore themes of home, creativity, and societal change through interactive activities, media installations, and original environments created by authors like David Macaulay and Oliver Jeffers.

The museum’s announcement states, “Stories such as Goodnight MoonWinnie-the-PoohThe Snowy DayEloiseThe Phantom TollboothThe HobbitRome AnticsHarold and the Purple CrayonLast Stop on Market Street, and Here We Are, among hundreds of other titles, help children establish their place in the world, starting with the concept of home, in all its forms.”

You can find more information about the exhibition here.