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Dinner at Auldbrass

Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee, South Carolina

March 10, 2018

A visit to Auldbrass Plantation in Yemassee, South Carolina, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, provides a singular Wright experience like no other. Beautifully restored by its owner, movie producer Joel Silver, the multi-building estate is very rarely open to the public. On March 10, 2018, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy will host a private tour of the grounds followed by a gourmet dinner inside the main house. In the spirit of the South, chef Robert Volz will create a dinner featuring local ingredients paired with the world’s most sought-after bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle. “Pappy Van Winkle doesn’t advertise; they not only sell out each year but connoisseurs and collectors have been known to spend the night in front of their liquor store for the opportunity to purchase a bottle. This meal is being carefully thought out to showcase local Southern ingredients and to showcase this rare and exquisite bourbon,” says Volz.

Seating is strictly limited to 20 people and this event is expected to sell out. Tickets are $1,700 per person ($1,450 is tax deductible) with all proceeds benefiting the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Register online now.

Auldbrass
Photo by Anthony Peres

Auldbrass
Photo by Anthony Peres

Auldbrass
Photo by Anthony Peres

Dinner at Auldbrass
Photo by Zachary Matthews

Out and About Wright: Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa

May 4-6, 2018

In 2018 the Conservancy’s annual Out and About Wright weekend will be based in the Iowa capital, May 4-6, and feature tours of houses designed by Wright and others. The restored Jack Lamberson House (1948) in Oskaloosa, for which its owners won the 2016 Wright Spirit Award, will be one of the Wright-designed houses featured. The annual touring event, which takes place in a different city each year, regularly draws people from all over the country and as far away as Japan. Plan ahead now to join us! Registration will begin in January 2018. Look for more details to come.

The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Japan

Japan

November 11-22, 2018

The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Japan, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s first major tour of Japan, will take place Nov. 11-22, 2018.

The main tour, which runs from Nov. 11-20 and is limited to 27 attendees, will cover a broad portion of Japan, beginning in Tokyo and ending with the art-filled islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima near Okayama in western Japan. The latter visits underscore that the Conservancy’s specially curated itinerary will focus on modern architecture over more traditional sites, and stand apart from other Wright-themed tours in Japan. Alongside Wright’s extant buildings and fragments in the country, attendees will view the modern work of Arata Endo, Antonin Raymond, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma and more. The tour is curated and led by Tokyo-based Wright experts KiSMet Productions. Its principals, Karen Severns and Koichi Mori, are active documenters of Japan’s architectural heritage, having curated exhibitions, coordinated dozens of seminars and specialty tours, and directed the film Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan.

An optional three-night extension tour of Kyoto, limited to 12, runs from Nov. 20-22 and features traditional palaces, temples and shrines.

Read the full trip itinerary, costs and details to carefully consider before registering (pdf).

All reservations have been filled for this tour. Email us at preservation {at} savewright.org to be added to the wait list.

Wright's reconstructed Imperial Hotel lobby at The Museum Meiji-Mura
Photo by Koichi Mori

Yamamura House (Wright, 1918) in Ashiya, Japan.
Photo courtesy of Yodogawa Steel Works, Ltd.

Tearoom at Wright's Myonichikan
Photo by Koichi Mori

Old Imperial Bar at the Imperial Hotel

Koshien Hotel by Arata Endo
Photo by Koichi Mori

St. Mary's Cathedral by Kenzo Tange

Meguro St. Anselm's Church by Antonin Raymond

New Karuizawa Studio by Antonin Raymond
Photo by Koichi Mori

Chichu Art Museum by Tadao Ando on Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island museum by Tadao Ando

Museum on Naoshima Island

Teshima Museum by Pritzker Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa

Korakuen Garden in Okayama
Photo by Koichi Mori

The Gion district in Kyoto