CFA 17/NOV/11-a


14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
United States

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Relocate Calder sculpture and restore reflecting pool
Review Type
Previous Review


No objection to the final plans for the relocation of the Alexander Calder sculpture, 'Gwenfritz,' to its original location in the reflection pool on the west side of the museum's grounds and for the restoration of the reflection pool, as shown in materials received and dated 3 November 2011. In addition, there is no objection to the light colored Pebble Tec finish for the bottom surface of the pool (which is in concurrence with the preference of the DC Historic Preservation Office) and the use of linear LED lighting fixtures to illuminate the pool and point-source LED fixtures to accent the sculpture and light the plaza.