Programs & exhibits

The Octagon is frequently host to exhibits in architecture, art, and design. Exhibit lengths vary and many may have accompanying programs. Check back often for information on the latest programs and exhibits.


Current exhibit

50 Years After Whitney Young Jr. April 26-November 24
Few individuals have had as long and lasting an impact on The American Institute of Architects as Whitney M. Young Jr., the civil rights leader and esteemed executive director of the National Urban League during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s.

From his momentous speech at the 1968 AIA National Convention to the subsequent award that bears his name, Young’s legacy has reshaped the world of architecture for half a century, offering architects a new perspective on the built environment.

50 Years After Whitney Young Jr. will be on display at the Octagon April 26-November 24. Preview the exhibit here.