The Study of Kenton J. Stanfield - an installation


The Memorial Library of Kenton J. Stanfield

An Installation at Chop Suey Books curated by Thea Duskin & Noah Scalin
February 13 – March 31, 2015

Opening reception Friday, February 13, 5:30­ -7:30 pm at Chop Suey Books.

Duskin and Scalin present a recreation of the study of Kenton J. Stanfield (1890 – 1937?) in the enigmatic state it was found in at the time of his disappearance and containing many of the unusual artifacts in his collection. While mostly forgotten today, the native Richmonder was known in his lifetime as an intrepid world traveler, an expert in gemology, and writer of some renown. After his unexplained disappearance in March of 1937 Stanfield’s home (at 5317 Marshall Street) was preserved intact until its destruction in the 1980s. Luckily the contents were saved by the son of a former student of his who recently provided them to Duskin & Scalin.

We invite you to visit this extraordinary recreation of a unique Richmond site.