June 15, 2019

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at Mellon Auditorium

Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20240
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Free to all members

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects are encouraged to attend. This month we will be sketching at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Designed by Arthur Brown Jr. and named for the prominent American industrialist and Treasury Secretary, this Neoclassical building links the buildings of the Federal Triangle area both physically and aesthetically. The Doric temple motif is used throughout the complex but is most prominent on the main portico, which is topped with magnificently-detailed metopes and a sculptural pediment. The building has been the site of many historically-significant events, including the official establishment of NATO in 1949.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at the Timgad Café in the lower level of the Woodrow Wilson Plaza (between the Ronald Reagan and Ariel Rios buildings) at 10:00am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress/Historic American Building Survey