Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection: An Exhibit on Legendary John S. Chase, FAIA, NOMAC

January 23 - June 2, 2018


CHASING PERFECTION: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase
Showcased at The Julia Ideson Building
Exhibit temporarily closed March 28 - April 9, 2018

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.