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White-mug-Hirshhorn-Museum_convio.jpgBrutalism - Hirshhorn Museum Mug

Amid the Cold War, urban renewal efforts ushered in a “Brutalist” phenomenon that reshaped the nation’s capital in the mid-20th century.  Many high-profile public buildings were designed and constructed with exposed structural elements and building materials, including concrete, brick, steel, and glass.  They were viewed as cost-effective and efficient, but many haven’t aged well, and public reaction continues to debate their architectural significance.  This ceramic mug features an image of the Hirshhorn Museum by architectural photographer Ty Cole.

The Hirshhorn is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a global platform for the art and artists of our time. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, on the National Mall.

Code:  169035
Member Price:  $13.50
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