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The House Beautiful: Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome


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Evergreen Museum & Library's annual spring lecture series, The House Beautiful, presents a trio of illustrated talks by notable experts and authors in the fields of architecture, design, and decorative arts. Talks are at 6:30 p.m. in the Bakst Theatre followed by a reception with the speaker in the Far East Room.

The 2018 series concludes on Wednesday, May 16, with a talk by Robert A. Baird, co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol's dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen's capitals. Baird will discuss the process of restoring the Capitol dome's 9 million pounds of cast iron after 159 years of service.

*Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit

**This event had been scheduled for March 21 but was canceled due to inclement weather. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on May 16.

For tickets, visit http://evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com