The 2014 Samuel Benton Cantey Lecture will feature guest speaker Dr. Mary Anne Hunting discussing the work of architect Edward Durell Stone. In Hunting's book Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect, she characterizes Stone as, "Colossus, visionary, giant- these are just some of the superlatives used to describe Stone in his prime in the late 1950s...The diversity and scope of his architecture knew no bounds, and at his peak Stone was acknowledged as one of the most distinguished and progressive American architects." Stone's work included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and Fort Worth's own City Hall, constructed in 1967.
Dr. Hunting received her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, her master's degree in the history of decorative arts and design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design, and her doctorate from the City University of New York's Graduate Center. She is now an independent scholar and architectural historian working in New York City.
Admission to this event is free for HFW members and $25 for guests. This is one of several HFW events planned for the month of September in celebration of Preservation is the Art of the City.