Midwest events
Marion Mahony Griffin: Artist and Architect Extraordinaire
03.29.15
2:00 p.m.
In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Marion Mahony Griffin will be the subject of a presentation by Dr. Sharon Grimes – Assistant Professor of Art at Greenville College and Curator/Director of the Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum. Dr. Grimes has studied the ground-breaking architect for many years, including her dissertation “Women in the Studio of Men: Gender, Architectural Practice, and the Careers of Sophia Hayden Bennett and Marion Mahony Griffin,” 1870-1960. The presentation will be held at the Illinois State Museum Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Sunday March 29 at 2 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Marion Mahony Griffin was the second woman to graduate in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the first to be licensed by the State of Illinois. Hired by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, Mahony worked designing buildings, furniture, art glass windows, light fixtures, mosaics and decorative panels. She became known for her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes. At the Dana-Thomas House she is often credited with the setting of the Moonchildren fountain.

During her lifetime, her talent was seen as an extension of the work done by male architects including her husband Walter Burley Griffin. She would be associated with Wright’s studio for almost 15 years and was an important contributor to his reputation.

Sponsored by the Dana-Thomas House Foundation in cooperation with the Illinois State Museum. For additional information, contact the foundation office at 217.788.9452
Dana-Thomas House Foundation
Illinois State Museum Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Spring and Edwards Street
Springfield, IL
217.788.9452
posted by on March 05, 2015
Wright’s Dana House and the Preservation of Houses Created as Complete Works of Art

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
In his richly illustrated book Total Design: Architecture and Interiors of Iconic Modern Houses, George H. Marcus writes: “More than any other modern architect, Frank Lloyd Wright created his houses as complete works of art.” In talking about his new book, Professor Marcus will discuss how Wright realized his vision by unifying all aspects of design at the Dana House in Springfield—architecture, furnishings, decorative objects, materials, and color—and reflect on the importance of considering the integrity of the complete work of art when these houses are preserved. The book is available for purchase through the Sumac Shop at the Dana-Thomas House and online at Sumac Shop.com.

Date: Wednesday, April 15 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the Speaker: George H. Marcus, adjunct assistant professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, is coauthor of the pioneering survey Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design and The Houses of Louis Kahn. His other publications include Masters of Modern Design, What Is Design Today?, and Le Corbusier: Inside the Machine for Living. For more than thirty years, he served as director of publications and graphic design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Springfield Public Library, Lincoln Library
326 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL
>> Event Website posted by on March 17, 2015
Wright’s Dana House and the Preservation of Houses Created as Complete Works of Art

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
In his richly illustrated book Total Design: Architecture and Interiors of Iconic Modern Houses, George H. Marcus writes: “More than any other modern architect, Frank Lloyd Wright created his houses as complete works of art.” In talking about his new book, Professor Marcus will discuss how Wright realized his vision by unifying all aspects of design at the Dana House in Springfield—architecture, furnishings, decorative objects, materials, and color—and reflect on the importance of considering the integrity of the complete work of art when these houses are preserved.
Landmarks Illinois
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor
Chicago, IL
>> Event Website posted by on March 16, 2015
The Frank Lloyd Wright House In Ebsworth Park Annual Lecture
04.29.15
6:00 p.m.
Julie L. Sloan is a noted stained glass scholar and conservator, and the preeminent authority on Wright’s leaded glass. She will speak about “Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Virtually all of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings from the Prairie period were designed with art glass in the majority of their windows. Working at the same time as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Wright produced at least 4,500 leaded-glass windows. His use of clear glass in abstract designs and as an architectural element was as revolutionary as Tiffany’s use of opalescent glass.

This event is free and open to the public.
Saint Louis Art Museum, Farrell Auditorium
One Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO
>> Event Website posted by on December 08, 2014
Wright Plus 2015

Join us for the 41st annual Wright Plus, an internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings. Celebrate architecture, design, Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and the talents of his fellow architects in historic Oak Park and Riverside, Illinois. Experience extraordinary living spaces and share an enjoyable day with visitors from around the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Oak Park, IL
>> Event Website posted by on February 23, 2015
Wright's Birthday at the Westcott House

7:00 p.m.
The Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, will celebrate Wright's 147th birthday with a big band concert, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar on the lawn of the Westcott House. The Bob Gray Orchestra will provide the music and silent and live auctions will feature packages to Wright sites and more. $85 per person, $160 per couple. Valet parking will be provided.
Westcott House
1340 E. High St.
Springfield, OH
>> Event Website posted by on May 27, 2014
Taliesin Architecture Camp - Beginners

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This architecture day camp for students in 5th through 10th grades will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Students will research, design and construct their own models for a specific environmental site. This hands-on program will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, and foster their creative expression through a multifaceted program. Registration required. $295 per student (includes lunches and tour of Taliesin).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 County Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on June 27, 2011
Taliesin Architecture Camp - Intermediate
06.29.15 to 07.03.15
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This intermediate architecture day camp is designed for middle and high school students. It introduces participants to the principles of Organic Architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills using Sketch-Up. During camp, students will be introduced to Sketch-Up and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students will research, design and construct their own drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice. Participants will need to provide their own laptops for this workshop. Registration required. $325 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin.)
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hw C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on March 20, 2012
City Planning Camp

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Students grade 4-8. Students will be introduced to key elements of city planning, sustainability and architecture and design. During the camp students will research in small groups, design a neighborhood and build individual 3D models of buildings for that neighborhood. Includes tours of the Taliesin Estate. Registration required. $275 (includes lunches and materials).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
6085887090 ext. 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on January 30, 2014
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Ezra Stoller: Photographing Modernism
01.01.15 to 04.30.15
wo exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts provide excellent examples of two 20th century fine photographers working in the black and white tradition, along with a demonstration of how varied that tradition is.

We could consider both eloquent landscape artists. Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) worshiped at the altar of mid-century American architecture, also called modern architecture, and his crisp, elegant documentations are odes to a specific time and style. Elger Esser (1967-) takes us out of time with his haunting, atmospheric portraits of the French countryside.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL
>> Event Website posted by on January 23, 2015
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work

One of the most prodigious architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright published his early works in a luxurious portfolio of 100 plates in Berlin in 1910. In conjunction with Professor Eugene J. Johnson’s seminar Wright Writing, twenty-six of these plates of Wright’s architectural designs come to WCMA from Chapin Library. Students write labels for the plates and invite visitors to comment on their writing, creating an ongoing conversation between the students and the public.
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Ste 2
Williamstown, MA
>> Event Website posted by on January 23, 2015
Darwin Martin House Travel excursion to Western Pennsylvania

Join the Darwin Martin House on June 6-7, 2015 for an unforgettable travel excursion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Package includes one night's accommodations at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh, exclusive guided visits to private homes designed by Wright apprentices Cornelia Brierly and Peter Berndtson, a reception with Fallingwater's Director of Preservation, all tours and gratuities, and transportation via motor coach. This extraordinary architectural experience in the city of Pittsburgh and the nearby Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands is not to be missed. Price: Double occupancy- $495.00/$460.00 (member). Single occupancy- $585.00/$550.00 (member)
Darwin Martin House
143 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY
716-856-3858
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>> Event Website posted by on January 16, 2015
 
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