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Keywords: guastavino (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
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GI-50353-11

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
John A. Ochsendorf (Project Director: January 2011 to April 2015)
Guastavino Vaulting: Palaces for the People

Implementation of a traveling exhibition that examines the work of Spanish immigrant builder Rafael Guastavino, whose innovations transformed American architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Guastavino Vaulting: Palaces for the People will be a multi-formatted project to examine the history and creative contributions of Rafael Guastavino and his family, a Spanish immigrant family of the late 19th century whose adaptations of a traditional Mediterranean construction technique transformed the urban landscape of the United States. The formats will be a web site and a major gallery exhibition, that will travel to the Boston Public Library, the National Building Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York. MIT requests NEH funding of $399,956.

Project fields:
Architecture

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014


LP-50013-07

Boston Public Library (Boston, MA 02116-2857)
Earle Havens (Project Director: September 2006 to November 2007)
Susan L. Glover (Project Director: November 2007 to September 2009)
Vaulting Ambition: The Guastavino Family and America's Great Public Spaces

Planning of a gallery exhibition and a traveling panel exhibition with related public programs about how a family of first-generation immigrants created a business that helped to design and construct many of America's iconic public buildings between 1895 and 1962.

This Planning Project will plan an exhibition about the Guastavino Family, Spanish immigrants to America in 1881, who introduced cohesive construction and fireproof tile vaulting to the United States. Until 1960, the company was the creator of decorative and immensely effective domes and vaults in over 1,000 major buildings in the USA. The grant will fund curatorial meetings and design of an exhibition to be mounted at the Boston Public Library which will travel to the National Building Museum, and will then be converted into a traveling panel exhibition.

Project fields:
Architecture

Program:
Libraries Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2007 – 1/31/2009


LC-50009-06

Boston Public Library (Boston, MA 02116-2857)
Deirdre Brennan (Project Director: September 2005 to May 2007)
Vaulting Ambition: Rafael Guastavino and the Creation of America’s Great Spaces

Consultation with scholars and staff to explore themes and archival materials for a traveling exhibition and programs about architect Rafael Guastavino and his work in several United States cities.

The Boston Public Library (BPL), in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), requests $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of the project Vaulting Ambition: Rafael Guastavino and the Creation of America’s Great Spaces. This major 2008 public exhibition project will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the Spanish immigrant, Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908), arguably the most influential, but now nearly forgotten, master-builder of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Libraries Consultation

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2006 – 3/31/2007