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Fay Jones Study Tour

by SAH News | Jun 29, 2012
Join the Society of Architectural Historians for an Autumn Domestic Study Tour to experience the architecture of Fay Jones and other Arkansas Modernists who worked in the picturesque Ozark Mountain area.

Jones, an internationally acclaimed Arkansas architect, was awarded the American Institute of Architects' highest honor, the AIA Gold Medal, in 1990. In his career of more than forty years (1954-1998), Jones worked from a small studio in Fayetteville and designed more than 129 buildings including numerous residences as well as buildings for education, religion and commerce. His most recognized building is Thorncrown Chapel (1978-1980) in Eureka Springs. In addition to touring the Fay Jones Collection at the University of Mullins Library, we will visit the private homes and public buildings designed by Jones and his colleagues who developed what has come to be known as the "Ozark Modern" style. Based in Fayetteville, the Study Tour will travel to fascinating small towns in the area including the 19th century spa town of Eureka Springs, Huntsville, Bella Vista, Bentonville, and Hog Eye, Arkansas. Study Tour Leader Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, a Professor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture, is a specialist in the architectural history and cultural studies of Arkansas, North America, and Great Britain and has been engaged in architectural education and practice for more than thirty years.

View details on the Fay Jones Study Tour Page.  Registration will open on Wednesday, August 27 at 3:00pm CT.