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2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

The 2018 conference will consider efforts to preserve Wright's work in his home state.

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Wright Report: Building Updates and Conservancy Action

The first of our new regular Wright Report posts provides brief updates on just a few of the Wright buildings that we have been working with in recent months.

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2017 John Thorpe Fellows Reflect on Their Conference Experience

Three graduate students share what they learned from the Conservancy's conference in New York.

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World Heritage Nomination Revised to Include Eight Buildings

Price Tower and Marin County Civic Center have been removed from the original nomination of 10 influential Wright-designed buildings.

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Registration now open for CONSERVANCY’S FIRST MAJOR TOUR OF JAPAN

The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy in Japan, scheduled for November 2018, is a specially curated tour of modern architecture and events in Japan.

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V.C. MORRIS GIFT SHOP REOPENS WITH LUXURY MENSWEAR BRAND ISAIA

The retail space, Wright's only work in the city of San Francisco, had been vacant since 2015.

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Our mission is to facilitate the preservation and maintenance of the remaining structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright through education, advocacy and technical services.

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Out and About Wright: Des Moines

May 4-6, 2018 Des Moines, Iowa

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Dinner at Auldbrass

March 10, 2018 Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee, South Carolina

AROUND THE WRIGHT WORLD

Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing

The exhibition’s narrative takes the form of two interwoven plotlines, developed through displays of project-specific drawings, photographs, and other material dating from the late 1920s to the late 1950s. One plotline tracks the Broadacre scheme as it plays out in Wright’s subsequent work, scattered around the country; the other tracks the development of public housing in Harlem, ending just outside the gallery, adjacent to Columbia’s new campus. Both stories connect social institutions, such as the nuclear family, with economic structures, such as private property or its alternatives. In Wright’s incompletely realized “American Dream” of exurban living we witness lines of race, class, and gender being drawn. Harlem’s public housing complexes draw similar lines. They also, however, acknowledge a right—the right to housing—that is actively forgotten in America today.

AROUND THE WRIGHT WORLD

Wright for Wright Exhibition: The Experimental Architecture of Wright’s Homes

In his 1953 book The Future of Architecture, Wright famously declared, “Every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” The poetry of Wright’s architecture drew from nature and his three most personal designs—a home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois; a rural Wisconsin estate, Taliesin; and an Arizona desert sanctuary, Taliesin West—reflected an evolution of his organic architecture principles over a span of seven decades. Each home encapsulated differing roles for Wright as a designer, teacher, writer or businessman where living and working were often simultaneous activities. Wright for Wright explores the important design aspects of each home as well as their function within Wright’s life and legacy. This exhibition will be on view in the Speyer Gallery at Fallingwater from April 1 through Dec. 2017.

AROUND THE WRIGHT WORLD

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior at El Paso Museum of Art

This exhibit at the El Paso Museum of Art explores the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment. Through design drawings, photographs, furniture and textiles, the exhibition illustrates the various ways Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it. Complementing the exhibition will be various educational and public programs. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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