by Dennis Dalman
Author Victoria M. Young will give a talk entitled “Marcel Breuer and the Benedictines: A Modern Collaboration” in the St. John’s Abbey Chapter House at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 on the campus of St. John’s University.
Young is the author of Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of Modern Sacred Space, a book about the planning and building of the famed Abbey Church. (See related story.)
On Oct. 24, there will first be an evening prayer in the Abbey Church, followed by Young’s talk. After her presentation, there will be a book signing and reception.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, the public can take tours of the Abbey led by Young. From 11:15 a.m.-noon, there will be a book signing in the St. John’s University bookstore.
Born and raised in Comfrey, Minn., Young is a professor and the chair of the art-history department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Young is a specialist in modern American and European architecture. She is currently researching the creation, design and construction of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
photo from St. John’s Abbey website
Victoria M. Young, author of a new book about the building of St. John’s Abbey Church, will give a talk about its architect and his collaboration with the Benedictines nearly 60 years ago before the world-famous church was built. Young’s talk, free and open to the public, is set for 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the St. John’s Abbey Chapter House on the St. John’s University campus.