Preserving the Present: The Voorsanger Architects Archive at the University of St. Thomas

12 February to 12 August 2018
  • Exhibition dates are February 2 - August 12, 2018. The exhibition will be on display in The Department of Art History Gallery in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) lobby, St. Paul Campus of the University of St. Thomas

    Free and open to the public.

    Viewing Hours:
    9 a.m. -10 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
    Noon-10 p.m Sunday

    Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues.
    Gallery location and parking directions:

    The O'Shaughnessy Educational Center is handicap accessible. For accessibility requests: (651) 962-6315

In August 2015, the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History and Bartholomew Voorsanger, founder and principal of Voorsanger Architects PC, entered into an agreement to create an archive of selected project by the New York City-based firm. The archive consists not only of born-digital material in an online database, a website, and oral histories, but also physical objects including models, photographs, publications, and sketchbooks.

This spring we formally launch the archive with an exhibition in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) Lobby Gallery and the unveiling of the digital archive and website at our April 17th exhibition reception. To better understand the process involved in preserving the work of Voorsanger Architects, we will bring together the principal and founder of the firm, Bartholomew Voorsanger, with architectural historians Dell Upton of the University of California at Los Angeles and Victoria Young of St. Thomas, to consider how we are preseving the importance of Voorsanger Architects' work in the history of architecture worldwide.