Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Thursday, February 01, 2001

Reagan National Airport Offers Art Tours

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is pleased to announce the new "Art and Architecture in the Airport" tour program for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This program will offer a specialized tour of 30 pieces of art which are incorporated into the architectural structure of the Airport.

The "Art and Architecture in the Airport" tour will be led by seasoned art docents from local Washington museums such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Corcoran and others. Tours will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They can be modified in length based on group needs.

The works of the 30 different artists are in a variety of forms and are found throughout National's terminal. They include floor medallions, railing panels, murals, window wall glass friezes, and sculptures. The individual works have been executed in a variety of materials such as stained glass, marble and glass mosaics, terrazzo, cast bronze, hammered aluminum and copper, painted steel, porcelain enamel, and traditional paint on board and canvas. The marriage of art and architect at National's terminal provides a colorful and memorable visual experience.

Two weeks advance registration is desired. For information and reservations, please call (703) 417-0895.