Join the Minnesota Architectural Foundation in
Celebrating 25 years of the Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship

Over the last 25 years, 21 Ralph Rapson Fellows have traveled the globe photographing, sketching, painting and writing about the places they explored.

This June, for the first time, their work will be displayed in a two day event together with original work by Ralph Rapson to celebrate the legacy of this great fellowship and to raise funds for the program and future fellows.

Jane King HessionWe are pleased to announce, Jane King Hession as speaker on opening night.   Jane will share a bit more about Ralph Rapson and the legacy of the Traveling Fellowship competition. Jane King Hession is an architectural historian and curator specializing in modern design. She is the coauthor of Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959, Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design, and the upcoming John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design. She recently curated three exhibitions for the University of Minnesota: One Hundred Years of Student Drawings, Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design, and Rapson at 100: Process | Themes | Variations. She earned her M.Arch from the University of Minnesota.


Opening Night Celebration: Free Event

Friday, June 5th

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Opening remarks by Jane King Hession
Exhibition of past Fellow’s work from travels
View original Rapson sketches on exhibit

Rapson Fellow’s Roundtable and Open Gallery

Saturday June 6th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us at 11:00 am for a conversation with the Rapson Fellows, moderated by Toby Rapson

RSVP to attend

Public Functionary

1400 12th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN
Public Functionary is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition and social space. We exist to serve and inspire the Twin Cities creative community.

Learn more about the Minnesota Architectural Foundation and the Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship.