Trachtenberg through the years at Brady Gallery

Images from the years of President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s presidency are on display at the Luther W. Brady Gallery.

The exhibit in the Media and Public Affairs building, is showcasing the physical changes to happen across campus over the past 19 years.

On display include architectural plans, drawings, photographs and original artworks. During Trachtenberg’s term, 12 new buildings have been constructed and outdoor sculptures, monumental gates, signage and landscaping have been expanded.

“I think (the exhibit is) very flattering. Also it’s a little startling to see 20 years of work summed up in a variety of wall hangings and photographs. But I thought it was fun and inspirational and exciting for me, and I hope people will enjoy,” Trachtenberg said.

He looked back on his career at GW, noting major projects that will allow the University to look further down the road.

“We can speculate and we can guess at what changes having three campuses making on GW’s imagination … but … we can do things at GW today that we not have thought of 20 years ago because we simply didn’t have the facilities and didn’t wish to do them,” he said.

The display runs until March 9.

-David Ceasar and Lizzie Wozobski

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