Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Chuck Benson “Hewn Architecture From Living Stone”

March 26, 2013

Friday, March 29th at 7 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall

The erudite and witty Dr. Chuck Benson — architect, professor, lecturer —will speak on “Hewn Architecture From Living Stone”— examples of buildings and whole cities carved into Mother Earth can be found world-wide; pictured here is Petra in Jordan, A UNESCO heritage site.

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 to Italy, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Greece and Turkey.  He also has led art and architecture trips to New York City, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

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 and Oxford, as well as the University of Goettingen in Germany.

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 currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and has taught at the Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Our Essex Library audiences have enjoyed his lectures on Edward Lutyens, Gian Loernzo Bernini and Antonio Gaudi.

Click here to register for this program.

Click here to see the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series 2012 – 2013, the 2011 -2012 Lecture Series and links to YouTube films of specific Lectures.

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