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Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Conference

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Historic preservation has increasingly come to rely on visitor centers and public education programs as integral aspects of its mission. With the introduction of new digital technologies, public education programs are undergoing a revolution. At the same time, visitor centers continue to function in traditional ways: as ticketing and staging areas, gift shops and bookstores, cafeterias and even restaurants. Their intention has always been to introduce visitors to the relevant…

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Looking Back on the 2019 Conference

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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…

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Announcing 2019 Wright Spirit Award Honorees

The Wright Spirit Awards were established in 1991 to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving Wright’s legacy. The Conservancy’s Awards Committee selects the honorees from nominations received during an open nomination period. This year’s awards will be presented Saturday, Oct. 5 at a gala dinner during our conference in Los Angeles. Tickets ($175) are available by calling 312.663.5500. “There are so many different people…

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Register Now for 2019 Fall Conference

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy kicks off its 30th anniversary at the 2019 annual conference this fall! Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California, Oct. 2-6 in Los Angeles, picks up where the 2005 L.A. conference (focused on the period 1917-1941) left off. We’ll explore Wright’s influence on John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others whose postwar work in California became highly influential in its own right. Join us…

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Looking Back on Out and About Wright: DFW Modern

More than 100 people from all over the country attended our first major event in Texas, Out and About Wright: DFW Modern. We had a fantastic time touring 15 buildings including Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater, private houses by Paul Rudolph, Steven Holl, A. Quincy Jones, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Richard Meier, John Rattenbury, Howard Meyer and Wright apprentice Kelly Oliver, plus behind-the-scenes access at Louis I. Kahn’s landmark Kimbell Museum and…

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