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Last chance to see Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture

July 21, 2010

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Nearly 200 years of design inspiration for the home — from the Federal to the International Style — can be gleaned from this engaging survey of domestic architecture from the collections of Historic New England.

On display at the National Building Museum until August 15, 2010, Drawing Toward Home features 100 drawings from renowned architectural offices such as McKim, Mead & White; Peabody & Stearns; and Little & Browne, as well as lesser-known architects. The drawings range in date from the late-eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and document the development of the architectural profession in America. 

Architecture Boston writes, "...what is so significant here, and what elevates these drawings beyond mere representation, is their facility to give us the same moment that a good painting can give us."

From cottages on Cape Cod to mansions in Newport, the houses featured in Drawing Toward Home remind us that the architecture of New England is a touchstone of American architecture. Don't miss this exhibition.

Last chance to see Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture