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November 20, 2007


Man spinning a plate at courtyard opening

Here's the spin on Sunday's festivities.

Over ten thousand people (including lots of children) attended our Friends and Family festival marking the opening of the Kogod Courtyard. Eye Level blogged a record eight stories that day (whew!), documented with many photos by us and by others (see our Flickr photostream). Here are links to some of the media coverage of the opening:

Courtyard Opening – "Raising the Roof" (Kid’s Washington Post)

Courtyard Opening – "Foster’s Wavy Roof Keeps Smithsonian Museums' Courtyard Cool" (Bloomberg)

Courtyard Opening – A Canopy of Glass and Steel (WAMU)

Seeing the Light at Last - Museums' Courtyard Canopy Splendidly Rebuts Concerns That Shadowed It (Washington Post)

A Delicate Glass Roof With Links to the Past (New York Times)

Kogod Courtyard Opens Sunday @ Reynolds Center and Photo of the Day, November 19, 2007 (DCist.com)

Courtyard Project Creates Downtown Centerpiece (Express)


Posted by Jeff on November 20, 2007 in Museum Opening


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