Visit the National Geographic Museum;Outstanding Exhibit, "Tomb of Christ," and 3-D Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher And "Day to Night" Photographic Exhibit ending on Sunday, April 29
This is a fabulous combination, well worth a special trip to DC
- Well worth a trip to visit the two current major exhibits at the National Geographic Museum, located in 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.
- First, "The Tomb of Christ" (continuining for another few months)
- You will learn about the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and be transported to Jerusalem for an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything seen in a museum before. Our group will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries.
- Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration—a project that captured the attention of the world and has been featured in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channel. In the exhibition, we will learn about the restoration effort and how National Geographic Explorers are using new technologies including lidar, sonar, laser scanning, and thermal imaging to continue to study this important site.
- Second, "Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes" (including photo above by, and copyright, by him)
- Photographer Stephen Wilkes is recognized around the world for his stunning image compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night. Each of these dramatic images is meticulously crafted from more than 1,500 photographs taken from a fixed vantage point over the course of 15 to 30 hours, from sunrise to sunset. Stephen spent much of 2017 on assignment documenting bird migration routes for National Geographic magazine. This exhibition takes you into the field and behind the scenes, shining a light on the talent and dedication it takes to beautifully capture the passing of time.
- Photographer STEPHEN WILKES's widely recognized work ranges from capturing the long-abandoned medical wards on Ellis Island and the impacts of Hurricane Katrina to shooting advertising campaigns for the world’s leading corporations. His photographs are included in public and private collections globally, and his editorial work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and many others. His highly acclaimed first monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom, was published in 2006, and his second, featuring his iconic Day to Night series, will be published by Taschen in 2018. Stephen has shot advertising campaigns for Netflix, Capital One, the New Yorker, Rolex, and many others. His extensive awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek magazine, and the Fine Art Photographer of the Year Lucie Award.
- National Geographic is located a few blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Metro’s Red Line. From the L Street Metro exit, head east on L Street toward 17th Street. Make a left on 17th Street. The museum will be on the right. Alternatively, take the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to Farragut West.