“The sun never sets on a Disney theme park,” wrote the Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner in 1996. That empire, from the first Disneyland, in California, to Tokyo Disney, is the subject of The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks , which runs until August 5 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. (202-2722448;
In his essay on Esther Bubley in the May issue, Nicholas Lemann wrote that you can “pare and pare” her “large body of work down to its revealed graceful heart, and you still have the grandeur of the whole American enterprise during and after the Second World War.” That grandeur, intimately reflected in her portraits of people going about their lives, will be on display this summer at the DBS PaineWebber Art Gallery in New York City. The exhibition of Bubley’s work opens on July 5 and runs through September 7. For information, call 212-713-2885.