exhibit: st. e's @national building museum
"Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeth's 1852-2017," exhibit opened at The National Building Museum today. It runs through 15 January 2018.
St. Elizabeth's opened in 1855 as the Government Hospital for the Insane. Known to Washingtonians as St. E's, its massive campus is bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and Alabama Avenue, SE.
The exhibit focuses on its architectural history from the mid-19th century through what the curators are calling the current "urban renewal." The promotional material for the exhibit suggests that this exhibit ends on a happy, triumphalist note. I'd love to know what people people organizing on the ground have to say about this exhibit and what they would like to see on the grounds of St. E's.
To learn more about this exhibit, click here.
Image source: NBM website