Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces is an exhibit that illuminates the work of Spanish immigrant, Rafael Guastavino Sr., arguably the most influential, but now nearly forgotten, master-craftsman of late 19th and early 20th century America. The Guastavino family's work is explored from the perspectives of immigration history, architectural innovation and the cultural conditions that led to the creation of hundreds of America's great public spaces.
Curated by MIT Professor John Ochsendorf and first staged at the Boston Public Library, Palaces for the People will soon be on display at Pack Memorial Library. This grant will support the costs associated with transporting this important display.
Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County