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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 18

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Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.
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Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.

Mar. 18-Jun. 1: Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators

D.C.'s Zenith Gallery presents its 35th Anniversary exhibit, Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators, through June 1. More than 30 artists contribute paintings, mixed media and sculpture that speak to the trees and their role on this planet.

Mar. 18-Apr. 20: Expansions

You can see Expansions at Transformer in D.C. through April 20. The exhibit features pieces by five artists who expand on their small- to medium-sized two-dimensional work by creating larger mixed-media installations, sculpture, video animation, and paintings.

Mar. 18-Jan. 20: Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights the contributions made by architectural craftsman Rafael Guastavino Sr. and his family. The first-generation Spanish immigrant left his mark on more than 600 buildings across the country, including more than 25 in the D.C. area. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces includes historic drawings, photos, and artifacts.

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