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D.C.’s mayor makes a big show of painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ on a city street

The 35-foot-tall yellow letters are photogenic—but defunding the police would send a real message.

Historic church converted into airy coliving space

The building once served as a neighborhood church in Washington, D.C., and many of the building’s original features remain.

John F. Kennedy’s former home hits the market with plenty of classic charm

A complete renovation updates the Washington, D.C., house for contemporary living.

Trump administration seeks to restrict access to D.C. public spaces popular with protesters

80 percent of the sidewalk in front of the White House would be closed.

Massimo Vignelli’s unused maps for the D.C. Metro are amazing

Like his work for the NYC subway, these graphical gems rely on abstract shapes and bold colors to create a sense of direction.

D.C.'s African American history museum gets its own postage stamp

Get a piece of the popular new museum with the U.S. Postal Service’s latest "Forever" stamp.

Exterior shot of a corner of a brown steel-framed tiered structure with the obelisk of the Washington Monument in the background.
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Tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Take a closer look at how history literally shaped the museum, which is designed to pay respect to the culture of black Americans in the South.

Plan for new $2 billion FBI HQ to get green light

The current FBI headquarters, a Brutalist monolith from 1974, is no longer in cutting it. And after months of delay, the plan for a new $2 billion HQ seems to be moving forward, with some provisions.

I.M. Pei’s National Gallery of Art reopens after $69M renovation

Over in Washington, D.C., the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, designed by I. M. Pei in 1978, just wrapped up a three-year, $69 million renovation. The changes managed to create an extra 12,250 square feet of interior gallery space without expanding the footprint of the building.

Darkness and light: A bold new museum helps tell multifaceted African-American story

Our critic visits the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and examines its place on the National Mall and the ways the institution's architecture helps tell a complex, still-unfolding story.

An Art Director Mixes Past and Present in Her Native D.C.

Take a look inside the Washington, D.C. apartment belonging to Hadiya Williams, an art director and graphic designer. To make her small living space fit her personal aesthetic, she filled it with meaningful, one-of-a-kind pieces.

25-Year-Old Architect Wins Contest to Design WWI Memorial

Ritzy D.C. Townhouse Piles on the Luxury, Asks $10M