While the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. may not be transforming its soaring Great Hall into a beach, a hammock-equipped open lawn, or a head-scratching plywood labyrinth this year, it is back in warm weather celebratory mode for the 2021 edition of its Summer Block Party series. It will just be minus the massive, immersive installations that normally anchor the annual summertime exhibition.
(Last year’s Summer Block Party, scrapped due to the pandemic, would have seen an Elizabethan stage be erected in the Great Hall for the Shakespeare’s Playhouse exhibition.)
Realizing that museum-goers are still slowly easing back into public life and may not be ready to cope with
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