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
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
05.16.15
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
06.14.15
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
Southwest events
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West events
Wright This Way Spring Benefit
03.20.15
5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Gordon House Conservancy and University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts proudly present Professor Kevin Nute, noted author, to speak about houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Nute's popular book "Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan and Place" will be for sale to benefit the Gordon House and ready for the author's signature.

Refreshments, networking, and delightful drawings will help you wind down at the end of the week. Pay $25 per ticket or invite your whole office or department and have a party for 12 for $250. To buy tickets, make reservations, and obtain more information call 503.874.6006. Students with school ID cards are free. Make early reservations and payment by Tuesday, March 17, to get two extra tickets for our surprise drawings to benefit this Oregon state treasure.
Gordon House Conservancy
Design Within Reach in the Pearl
1200 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR
>> Event Website posted by on January 23, 2015
Southeast events
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
Northeast events
Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work
01.03.15 to 05.24.15
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
06.06.15 to 06.07.15
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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