Art Practicum: Designing Monuments

Understanding Monumental Architecture Through the Design Process

Event Overview

Common Sense Society (CSS) is delighted to invite our esteemed members and distinguished guests to a captivating presentation on the artistry behind monumental architecture. Join us as our artist-in-residence, Michael Curtis, enlightens us on September 8, from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. After the presentation, enjoy refreshments until 7:00 P.M.

Please confirm your attendance by reaching out to Alex Pack at by September 5.


Old Town Alexandria, VA

Featured Speaker

A photo of Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis


Michael Curtis is the artist-in-residence at Common Sense Society. He is a sculptor, painter, historian, architectural designer and poet. He has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, the College for Creative Studies, and the National Gallery of Art. His pictures and statues are housed in over three hundred private and public collections, including the Library of Congress, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Supreme Court. His plays, essays, verse and translations have been published in over thirty journals. His most recent nonfiction books include, Occasional Poetry: How to Write Poems for Any Occasion, and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History and Guide.

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