Date: Thursday 12 April, 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Vincent Scully was perhaps the most revered professor of art and architecture in the United States. The Yale Architectural historian died last November at the age of 97. While he had more than 20 books, countless articles, and a series of public television programs to his name, it was arguably his course lectures at Yale University that made him, in the words of the renowned architect Philip Johnson, “the most influential architecture teacher ever.” For more than six decades, from 1947 to 2008, his passionate introductory lectures on the history of art and architecture packed lecture halls to repeated ovations, and inspired generations of students, several of whom have gone on to become prominent architects and historians.
To honour his life the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin have invited Shane de Blacam (de Blacam and Meagher Architects), Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Professor of Art History, UCD) and Dr Ellen Rowley (architectural historian) to deliver talks on his legacy of architectural history.