05 Sep Fri. Nov. 1st: Capitol Craft Exhibit Opening

Friday, November 1st

Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St.

5-8 PM in the Chalkboard Gallery



CAPITOL CRAFT: The artisans and tradespeople who built and restored the U.S. Capitol Dome. Join us for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a special exhibit curated by Bruce Brown and Robert Baird. Capitol Craft explores the architectural history of one of America’s most iconic landmarks – the U.S. Capitol dome – and the restoration of this engineering marvel. Over twenty photographs by Charles Badal of the tradespeople who worked on this fascinating multi-year project will be on view. The exhibit will also feature large format prints of the original drawings of the Capitol by architect Thomas U. Walter. Capitol Craft can be viewed at Mechanics’ Hall during the month of November.

Baird will give a presentation on Friday, November 8th, as part of The 2019 Sparrow Lecture. He will be introduced by Senator Angus King whose own photographs of the U.S. Capitol will also be included in the exhibit. Visit mainemechanics.org for more information and tickets to the lecture. Find more information and tickets to the lecture here.

Opening reception: 1st Friday, Nov 1st. FREE and open to the public. 5:00-8:00PM.  Elevator access to second floor gallery. Light refreshments will be served.  Image source: Architect of the Capitol

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