From 1882 to 1943, in 31 states and 6 countries, Rafael Guastavino and his son created more than 600 unique tile domes and vaultings that met his criteria of health, safety, and beauty.
PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: GUASTAVINO AND AMERICA’S GREAT PUBLIC SPACES is an exhibition about his life and works that opened to great acclaim in Boston, moved to Washington, D. C., and New York City, and will open in the celebrated little town of Black Mountain, North Carolina, location of Guastavino’s former estate.
The exhibition opens in the Swannannoa Valley Museum April 8 and will run nine months, closing December 1, 2017. The museum is at 223 West State Street. The hours are 10 to 5 Tuesday-Saturday.