U of A architecture professor Marlon Blackwell has been elected to become a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
University of Arkansas architecture professor Marlon Blackwell has been elected to become a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters — joining an elite group of architects so honored.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the nation’s leading architects, artists, composers and writers. Membership is limited to 300 individuals who are elected for life and pay no dues. The honor of election is considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States.
The 29 new members and four honorary members will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters during its virtual award ceremony May 19.
Including the newly elected members, Blackwell will be one of only 21 architects in the Academy. He is the only member architect with a practice outside of the East and West Coasts; most are based in New York.
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