Journey to a Masterpiece
Guest speaker, Dennis Connors
May 2nd 6:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium
Free with Museum admission
The Everson Museum is marking a year-long celebration for the 50th anniversary of its I. M. Pei-designed home – an architectural masterpiece which opened in 1968.The history of how the museum evolved, physically, from borrowed space in a downtown office building in 1897 to its landmark tour de force is a fascinating story.It is one woven through local history touching on a James Street family fortune, controversies of post-World War II civic renewal, and the vision of dedicated patrons.Local historian Dennis Connors will explore that legacy in an illustrated lecture covering that 70-year passage which eventually created the Everson Museum edifice that we treasure today.