in DC: Transformed

While this might have been a little more appropriate to talk about yesterday, it’s still pretty cool. Union Station is a good focal point for exhibits and marketing promotions and this week is no different.

Art Lumiere shown on Union Station in Washington D C

Leading up to the premiere of America The Story of Us on April 25 at 9/8c, HISTORY will transform three historic American buildings with a public art display from April 19-25. In three cities–New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.–passersby will do a double-take as iconic landmarks morph into a log cabin, a Wild West landscape or a modern palace with glass panels. This dazzling sequence of images will be created by marrying art with state-of-the-art lighting technology.

In Washington, D.C., check out the stately fa├žade of Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece built in 1908, as it morphs into historic landscapes. The transformation will begin at dusk on April 19 and take place each evening through April 25 from 7:30pm -11pm ET

One friend has already noted seeing the tents containing the lighting apparatus around Union Station and I think we’re going to arrange a Friday evening viewing. It may be cool or it may be crappy, but it’s not a bad activity for a late-April night on the Hill. Their site is pretty scarce on details, but they did have a video* with an idea of what’s in store. I doubt there’s an audio presentation to go with it, but it looks like a nifty installation.

* Which I won’t embed because they won’t let me disable autoplay. ­čśŤ

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