Elizabeth Scheu Close's ocean-spanning life and career are examined in two essays, "From Vienna and the Scheu House" and "A European Modernist in America," written for a foundation dedicated to promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.
Architecture and Democratization: Overlooked Witnesses to Allied Intervention in Occupied Germany after 1945, International Conference
University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
Elizabeth Scheu Close, architect was chosen as an "Austria in the USA " featured portrait by the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She became the seventh architect (and first woman) to be included on the Embassy's list of Austrian architects who have a significant body of work in the United States.
A review of Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture was featured on the website "A Daily Dose of Architecture Books," on July 20, 2020.
Host David Anger talks with Jane King Hession about Elizabeth Close, Ralph Rapson, and more.
COVID-19 prevented this spring's talk and exhibition tour, sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota. In its place, student Olivia Rudek interviewed author Jane King Hession about "Lisl's" Austrian roots and early life and education in Vienna.
HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, now through unknown date
Book signing and closing reception
April 20, 5:30 to 7:30 BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Docomomo US/MN at the University of Minnesota
March 4, 2020, 6:00 to 7:30
Lecture by Jane King Hession followed by panel discussion with Jean Rehkamp Larson founder of Rehkamp Larson Architects, and Julia Robinson, FAIA, professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota. Panel moderator Katherine Stalker, president Docomomo US/MN.
MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talks to Jane King Hession about John H. Howe
September 11, 2015
Ann Hutton for SELCOtv, March 29, 2016
Minnesota Book Award Finalist, 2016
The Friends of the Saint Paul Library
Marci Matson for Edina Magazine, 2015
John Reinan for the StarTribune, September 19, 2015
In 1999, Northern Lights interviewed the three authors-of Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design--Jane King Hession, Rip Rapson, and Bruce Wright. The two-part show, produced by Dave Carlson, includes videos of Rapson and curators Jennifer Komar Olivarez and Jane King Hession walking through, respectively, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Weisman Art Museum exhibits that documented Rapson's life and career.