Behind the Scenes: Douglas D. Ellington and Richard Sharp Smith
Architectural Drawings and Institute of Museum and Library Services Project
The Asheville Art Museum’s architectural drawing collection has more than 4,900 drawings and approximately 2,000 other records and ephemera. Vital components of the collection include drawings, sketches, watercolors, and more by Asheville’s two most prominent architects: Douglas D. Ellington and Richard Sharp Smith.
The Museum is working on a grant-funded project to create a fully organized and documented architectural records collection that will be easily accessible for a variety of purposes, including exhibitions, programs, and research.
Join Museum staff for a Behind the Scenes presentation of works from the architectural drawings Collection and learn more about the ongoing project to keep these important historical documents safe, preserved, and accessible to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Attendees receive a 10 percent discount at the Perspective Cafe, excluding alcohol. Shuttle transportation is provided to and from the Grove Park Inn.
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