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Houston Public Library Exhibit on John S. Chase: January 23 – June 2, 2018

From houstonlibrary.org/learn-explore/exhibits/chasing-perfection:

Tuesday, January 23 , 2018 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Please RSVP to attend.
All HPL programs are free of charge and open to the public. We request for a RSVP in order to estimate number of attendance. Thank You.

The exhibition will be on view at the Julia Ideson Building and a supplemental exhibition discussing Chase’s legacy will be shown concurrently at the African American Library at the Gregory School.

Shuttles will run between the 2 venues from 6 PM to 8 PM during event.
Sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects, Houston Chapterand Smith & Company Architects.

CHASING PERFECTION: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase
Showcased at The Julia Ideson Building

CHASING PERFECTION:The Legacy of Architect John S. Chase
Showcased at The African American Library at the Gregory School
On June 7, 1950, at the University of Texas in Austin, John Saunders Chase became the first African American to enroll at a major university in the South. Chase later became the first licensed African American architect in Texas and is considered one of the most important African American architects of the 20th century.

Featuring architectural drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, and objects from his personal collection, Chasing Perfection: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase offers insight into the man who built an unparalleled legacy. The concurrent companion exhibition, Chasing Perfection: The Legacy of Architect John S. Chase, highlights the work of several architects who worked with Chase as well as those he influenced over the years.