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An Evening with Richard Guy Wilson
October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“The Design of the Academical Village: Time and Place”
All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the Virginia Club of New York as we examine the design of the University of Virginia from Thomas Jefferson’s initial concept to its evolution through the 19th century. Created over the years, the University is one of the iconic American contributions to world architecture. We will focus on the sources Jefferson drew upon both at home and abroad. Then, we will shift to the way that later architects and designers altered Jefferson’s scheme, such as the work of McKim, Mead & White in the 1890s.
This event is part of the School of Architecture’s centennial celebration: 100 Cities in 100 Days.
Richard Guy Wilson’s specialty is scholarship involving the architecture, design, and art of the 18th to the 21st centuries in America and abroad. His research, publications, and exhibitions have ranged from the architecture of Thomas Jefferson to the Arts & Crafts movements in the United States and Europe. He aims to engage students through lectures, class discussions, and engaging field trips. He has taught a wide variety of courses that range from the global history of cities, surveys of architectural history, and historic preservation. Wilson has given more than 600 lectures at other universities, museums, and historical societies.
Admission includes a complimentary cocktail reception. Admission is free for members and $15.00 for non-members. Members may purchase a maximum of two tickets at the member rate.