Flatiron Building Visit

Upper School students in Lauren Cunningham's Art History class visited Fort Worth’s Flatiron Building in late April as part of a unit on modern art and architecture. Catherine Cravens ’18 served as the host. Cravens’ father purchased the building in the 1980s, and its restoration has been a big part of her life while growing up. “I just mentioned in class one day that I lived there and later offered to give a tour,” she said. Cravens, who will attend Franklin University Switzerland in the fall to double major in political science and international relations, gave an informative and interesting tour of this significant Fort Worth building, which in 1907 was the first skyscraper ever built in Fort Worth. “Ever since I was little, I have had an appreciation for art,” Cravens said. “While I had taken art history classes outside of school, I had never had one about architecture so it was really interesting seeing trends and how they evolved throughout the century. Personally, I find that art history allows people to view the past on a more personal level as they are able to physically interact with it.”
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