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Hundreds of people gathered at Battell Chapel on January 20th, 2018, to pay tribute to Vincent Scully, beloved teacher of the histories of art and architecture to generations of Yale students, who died aged 97 on 30 November last year.
Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and Architecture, died at 97 in Lynchburg, VA, on November 30th. A historian, critic, and lecturer of enormous influence, Scully was the author of more than 20 books.