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Nestled between the landscaping of 2027 Q Street NW sits a hidden study on geometry. Yuri Schwebler, an artist known for his temporary and permanent sculptures throughout DC, created the work outside the home in 1975. The sculpture consists of two…

At the center of James Monroe Park sits a 9-foot tall triangular prism made of stainless steel mesh. During the day, it looks like a simple cage placed at the center of the water basin that surrounds it, but at night it transforms into a glowing box…

Gallaudet University’s main campus mall hosts a number of art installations, but one situated close to the center on the east side of the quad might not catch eyes at first glance. The rock walls seem to peer out of the ground and slip back…

Privately commissioned by Wimpey Property Holdings Inc., London, Keith McCarter’s The Observer is an early example of a private developer commissioning public art for their building. Located on the street in front of the office building at 1020 19th…

The Metro Center subway station has quite the entrance, as Richard Hunt’s Grove of Columns adorns the front of the Williams Building located right next to it. The five columns vary in height from 9 to 20 feet tall, with each column hosting large…

Created by Herbert House, Family Circle represents the artist’s view that no matter where he went, he had his family with him, walking beside him as he grew up in DC. As the name suggests, the sculpture features four human figures standing in a…

DC Historic Sites

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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