David Finley: Quiet Force for America’s Arts
May 14, 2007
Article from the Spring 2007 Newsletter
On September 26, guests of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Municipal Art Society, and the New York Preservation Archive Project gathered at the Urban Center for a jointly hosted event featuring David Doheny. Mr. Doheny spoke about his new book David Finley: Quiet Force for America’s Arts (University of Virginia Press 2006). David Finley was the first Director of the National Gallery of Art and figures prominently into this history of preservation as the director of the founding board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. Doheny’s talk and slide show demonstrated David Finley’s calm but passionate dedication to securing cultural resources in the United States.