Lecture: "100 Years Ago and Now ... What is Santa Fe Style?" at New Mexico History Museum April 4
Change of Venue This lecture will be presented in the Meem Room. Seating is limited, on a first come/first serve basis. There will be no reserved seating.
The Friends of History Present
100 Years Ago and Now ... What is Santa Fe Style?
A Discussion by David Rasch Historic Preservation Officer City of Santa Fe
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 Meem Room New Mexico History Museum Noon No Charge
Kenneth Chapman, New Art Museum, Santa Fe - South Front, 1916, watercolor on paper, 10 x 27.5 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum acquisitiion, before 1918 (1833A.23D) Photo by Blair Clark
Mr. Rasch will provide a pictorial banquet of beautiful architectural images spanning centuries of Pueblo, Spanish, and Anglo designs from ancient ruins in the southwest and Old-World prototypes to recently constructed buildings. Each of the influential "voices" of Santa Fe Style architecture is defined and described within the evolving traditions of regional architecture today. The romantic procession ends with queries about where the Style may develop in the 21stcentury, the second century of inspiration and vigor.
David Rasch has worked as a planner in the Historic Preservation Division for about 15 years. He holds a Master of Science degree in the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works from Winterthur Museum - University of Delaware and two Museum Studies Certificates. After employment with the Field Museum in Chicago, he moved to Santa Fe in 1992 to pursue his career at the Museum of New Mexico, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and as a consultant in collections preservation.