Sally Ryan

On April 14, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., opens a yearlong exhibition stemming from the research of Matthew Desmond, the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown, 2016) and the principal investigator of Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, which plans to launch an eviction mapping website this year.

In the exhibition, audio interviews and photographs married with infographics and statistics are designed to highlight the roughly 2.4 million evictions that occur in the United States each year. "The exhibition brings visitors to the intimate, frustrating, painful, and often repeated process of losing everything—furniture, food, heat, school supplies—as a family starts all over, over and over again," notes a museum press release.

Michael Kienitz

Evicted” runs from April 14 through May 19 of next year.