Rock Solid Art

You think you know concrete? You think that hard stuff around your office building is the only way it comes? Did you know it can be so light that it floats in water, or so translucent you can see shadows through it? How about come in colors like bright white, or like in the National Gallery of Art East Wing, pink like marble?

This is the ability of concrete, and over at the National Building Museum, one of my favorites, they have a very cool exhibition of concrete and its many forms – Liquid Stone. Unlike concrete, which heats up for the first 24 hours, and then cools for the next 24 years, this exhibition is hot until January 29, then gone for good.

2 Comments so far

  1. JKO (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    I saw the Liquid Stone exhibit this past Sunday–it was very impressive. In fact, it seemed to be much better than the DC History exhibit they had at the National Building Museum. Most impressive was the 8 in. wall of concrete that let light pass through at the end of the exhibit.

    I’d recommend it.


  2. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

    Another vote for Liquid Stone from me… and the rest of the museum is great as well.



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