The new Museum of the American Revolution—opening tomorrow, April 19—shows off Robert A.M. Stern Architect’s classical design style featuring Palladian arches, a grand staircase, pop-up lantern clerestory, and a rotunda. Commissioned by the American Revolution Center, the new museum will showcase the collection of historical artifacts, stories, and films about America’s war for independence. Additionally, the new museum will feature a highly interactive exhibition space designed by Washington–based HealyKohler Design. The interior of the museum contrasts the architecture of the building, representing the new interpretations of the Revolutionary War versus the classicism that still remains in much of American architecture. The architects specifically chose materials sourced from the original 12 colonies such as Pennsylvania brick, Alabama limestone, and Rhode Island granite. However, the museum’s architecture is influenced by the British in addition to America. Read more about the museum’s unique, yet classic architecture at The Wall Street Journal


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