March 30, 2017

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Uncover the Mysteries of the KC Scottish Rite Temple: Lecture & Tour

4:30 PM
Scottish Rite Temple | 1330 Linwood Blvd KCMO, MO 64109 Map

Join AIA Kansas City for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the iconic Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. Then stay for a lecture by Masonic architecture expert, William Moore.  

Moore's Lecture: Solomon’s Temple in America: Masonic Architecture, Popular Culture, and Biblical Imagery, 1865-1930 will discuss the influence of Solomon's Temple on American architecture. 

Freemasonry was ubiquitous in the United States between 1865 and 1930. Because of the centrality of Solomon’s temple to the Masonic ritual, members represented it repeatedly in paintings, decorative arts, and architecture. Through analysis of works ranging from lithographs to mausoleums and from circus performances to church windows this lecture examines how Masonic conceptions of the temple permeated the nation during this period. 

Don't miss your chance to see and hear about the detailed craftsmanship in this Kansas City landmark. Limited tour tickets available.

About William Moore
William Moore is an Associate Professor of American Material Culture at Boston University where he also serves as Director of the American & New England Studies Program and teaches in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Boston University and is currently first vice president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, the premier national scholarly organization for the study of ordinary buildings and landscapes. He is the author of Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture and Masculine Archetypes. An American Studies scholar with fields of research including public history, American folk art, and the history of surfing, he is currently working on a manuscript examining the national fascination with the Shakers in the years between 1925 and 1965.

March 30, 2017
4:30p - 5:30p - Tour #1
5:00p - 6:00p - Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres
6:00p - 7:00p - Lecture
7:15p - 8:15p - Tour #2

Lecture Only Ticket - $10
Lecture + Tour Ticket - $15

Thank you to our event Sponsors:

STRATA Architecture + Preservation

Association of Preservation Technology Central Plains
Structural Engineering Associates
Twin Financial, Inc.



Lecture + 4:30pm Tour - $15.00
Lecture + 7:15pm Tour - $15.00
Lecture Only - $10.00


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