Lecture: Benson Expounds on Gaudi

February 24th, 2012

Historian and architect Dr. Chuck Benson explores the work of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), the Spanish architect renowned for a distinctive modernist style highlighted by his magnum opus Sagrada Família – in an illustrated presentation on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall.

Admission is free; please call the Essex Library (860) 767-1560 to register.

Dr. Benson has been teaching Art and Architectural History for more than twenty five years at various universities and colleges across the United States, and has led groups to explore and visit a variety of sites in Italy, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and the United States.

His lecture credits include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, MOMA, the Whitney Museum, the Getty in Los Angeles, the Art Institute in Chicago, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He studied the history of art and architecture at Yale as an undergraduate, and holds advanced degrees from Columbia University. He also has studied at Cambridge, Oxford, and the University of Goettingen.

Dr. Benson currently serves as the Director of Colorado Operations, and Head of Design for a Group that specializes in the architecture and engineering of Satellite Operations Centers and Mission Control Stations. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series is sponsored by Centerbrook Architects and is one of many programs presented by the Essex Library.

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