The Museum will host a special evening lecture in Whitehall's Grand Ballroom with Dr. Laurie Ossman and Heather P. Ewing who have co-authored “Carrère & Hastings: The Masterworks.” Their newly released book is a comprehensive look at the celebrated architects of the Gilded Age, John Carrère and Thomas Hastings. Ossman and Ewing will discuss the architect’s legendary partnership which designed Beaux-Arts masterpieces such as Whitehall (now the Flagler Museum), the New York Public Library, the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, and the Henry Clay Frick home in New York (now The Frick Collection), among many others. Carrère & Hastings designed commercial buildings, elaborate residences, and prominent public structures in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Rome, and Havana between 1895 and 1924.
Dr. Laurie Ossman is director of the Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and author of “Great Houses of the South.” Heather Ewing is an architectural historian and a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a co-author of “The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building” and “The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian.” The authors will be available for a book signing following their lecture.