This issue of The American School newsletter highlights the official opening date for the "Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture" exhibition, to be held at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. This is a major retrospective of American School work from our archive, and we hope you will be able to join us.
In this issue, I am also pleased to share that we have created the Herb Greene Teaching Fellowship to bring an emerging scholar or designer to OU for two years to be immersed in our creative community. This fall, we will welcome our first Greene Fellow, René Peralta. We also share news about a team of OU researchers who presented the work of the American School during the 2019 AIA National Convention in Las Vegas. The packed audience of over 100 architects were captivated by the work of Bruce Goff, Herb Greene and others, and inspired by their resourceful and experimental practice.
This issue also highlights the recent addition of the Bill Murphy Collection to the ever-growing American School Archive, which is part of OU Libraries' world-class Western History Collection. Murphy is an American School alumnus who continued his career in New York with partner Lou Mueller. Together, they had a diverse practice that spanned residential, education, and commercial design. He also designed exhibition spaces for art, fashion, and cultural events. We are thrilled to have Bill's collection of original drawings, letters and more in the archive.