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Though industrial America’s modernism had an impact in early-20th-century France, University of Maryland architecture professor Isabelle Gournay argues that what the French liked about Washington’s architecture was that it seemed so, well, French. In her lecture, “Washington Through French Eyes,” the author of the upcoming France Discovers American Architecture, 1917-1939 discusses how Gallic traditionalists understood (and misunderstood) the capital’s neoclassicism. At 6:30 p.m. (reception at 6) at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5. (202) 543-8356. (MJ)