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Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California

Los Angeles, California

October 2-6, 2019

Conservancy members from all over the United States as well as Japan, Australia and Israel attended the Conservancy’s 30th annual conference in Los Angeles, Oct. 1-6. Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California included educational presentations, tours of spectacular and innovative buildings by Lautner, Neutra, Schindler and other architects Wright influenced, and an advocacy-focused visit to the Freeman House. Exclusive tours of non-public areas of Hollyhock House and the under-restoration Residence A at Barnsdall Park concluded with a sunset dinner on the lawn, sponsored by Oliver Peoples and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation.

Wright Spirit Awards were presented to the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council and L.A. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell at Hollyhock House, and to Janet and Van Korell, Ken and Carrie Cox, Mark Hertzberg, Henry Whiting, and Tom and Heather Papinchak at a gala dinner Oct. 5. More than 100 Wright homeowners and public site representatives participated in a two-day gathering that included dinner and useful presentations. Thank you to all who attended! Photos from the conference and past Conservancy events may be viewed on our Flickr page.

Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

October 10-14, 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

New York City

September 13-17, 2017

Wright’s Late Years, 1946-59

San Francisco, California

November 2-6, 2016

Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 30-October 4, 2015

Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25

Phoenix, Arizona

October 29-November 2, 2014

Wright on the Inside

Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 16-20, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright and Midwest Modern

Mason City, Iowa

October 10-14, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright and the East Coast

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 21-25, 2011

Modifying Wright’s Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions, Adjacencies

Cincinnati, Ohio

September 22-26, 2010

Wright in the Drafting Room: Drawings for the Built and Unbuilt

Buffalo, New York

October 7-11, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Roots of Sustainability

Western Pennsylvania

September 18-21, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Private to Public

Chicago, Illinois and Racine, Wisconsin

October 10-14, 2007

Art, Craft, and Industry: Frank Lloyd Wright in Southeast Michigan

Southfield, Michigan

September 13-17, 2006

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Los Angeles Progeny, 1917-1941

Los Angeles, California

October 19-23, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright: On Home Ground

Madison, Wisconsin

October 13-17, 2004

Frank Lloyd Wright and Midcentury Modernism

San Francisco, California

September 3-7, 2003

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Modern Metropolis

White Plains, New York

September 18-22, 2002

Restoring Wright: Past Perspectives / Future Directions

Lakeland, Florida

October 31-November 4, 2001

Broadacre City and Beyond: Wright’s Vision for Usonia

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

September 20-24, 2000

Wright in the Valley of the Sun

Scottsdale, Arizona

November 10-14, 1999

Wright’s Vision for the Prairie

Chicago, Illinois

September 23-27, 1998

Preserving Wright at the Edge of the Prairie

Buffalo, New York

September 17-21, 1997

Wright in the Northwest

Seattle, Washington

September 25-28, 1996

Wright in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 5-8, 1995

Fifth Annual Conference

New York, New York

April 28-30, 1994

Fourth Annual Conference

Mason City, Iowa

September 8-12, 1993

Third Annual Conference

Manchester, New Hampshire

September 17-20, 1992

Second Annual Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 9-12, 1991

First Annual Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona

March 1-4, 1990