The Art of Plaster & The KC Scottish Rite Temple

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 2pm - 7pm

Location: Plasterkraft & KC Scottish Rite Temple

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In March you have the opportunity to discover the art of plaster work and gilding! And, uncover the mysteries of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. 

Tour Plasterkraft facilities and the Scottish Rite Temple, as well as attend a Lecture by William Moore, 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.

Class 2:00-4:00
Tour Plasterkraft and learn about the production of plaster ornament and the history of gilding. Plasterkraft is located at 1317 W 13th Terrace #3b, Kansas City, MO 64102.

Scottish Rite Temple Tour 4:30-5:30
Uncover the mysteries of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. The Scottish Rite Temple is located at 1330 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109.

Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres 5:30-6:00
In the lavish lobby of the Scottish Rite Temple enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Lecture 6:00-7:00

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.

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$25 for Members
$35 for Non-Members

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3 AIA CEU Credits, pending approval by AIA


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