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Two Masters: The Men Behind the University of Minnesota's Architecture

Much of the U of M's sprawling Twin Cities campus was shaped by two of the state's most celebrated architects: Cass Gilbert and Clarence H. Johnston. Although Gilbert got the award for creating the campus master plan, Johnston won the commission for the execution of the buildings themselves, resulting in an irreparable rift between the two friends. Join renowned architectural historians as they provide fascinating insights into the early development of the two masters talents, friendship, and contributions to the University's architecture, and pick apart the ensuing cooperation and disagreements that continue to shape its environs today. Optional walking tours to follow.

Program Details:
09:30 AM: Check In & Light Refreshments
10:00 AM: Lecture Begins in Rapson Hall
-Barbara S. Christen on Cass Gilbert
-Paul Clifford Larson on Clarence Johnston
11:00 AM: Lectures Conclude/Q&A
11:30 AM: Campus Tours depart
12:15 PM: Event Concludes

Presented by the Cass Gilbert Society and Clarence H. Johnston Society.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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