October 12, 2019

Night Sketching: Columns & Cocktails at The Executive Office Building

Eisenhower Executive Office Building
1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502
6:45 PM – 9:30 PM

October’s Columns & Coffee will take place in the evening! We’ll swap out our coffee for cocktails and our charcoals for white pencils as we sketch the light and shadow of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The building was designed in the Second Empire style by Alfred Mullet, who designed a number of federal buildings across the country in his role as Supervisory Architect within the Treasury Department. Probably best known for its exorbitant number of exterior columns (900 in total), it has also housed the offices of many American Presidents and Vice Presidents. But President Truman famously called it “the greatest monstrosity in America,” so not everyone appreciates its history and grandeur.

We will meet at the Union Trust Bar at 740 15th St NW at 6:45pm to enjoy drinks and conversation until it is dark enough for proper night sketching. The necessary supplies will be provided but are limited to about 8 people, so please RSVP no later than the close of business on 10/10.