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Register Now for Out and About Wright: DFW Modern

Photo by Andrew Pielage

When Wright first visited in the 1930s, historian Charles Marshall writes, he called Dallas “young and architecturally untouched,” Today, the Dallas-Forth Worth area is home to one of the highest concentrations of world-class architecture in the country. While Wright’s 1930s and ’40s residential and hotel designs for Dallas clients were never built, one private house was completed in 1958, the same year construction began on the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the…

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Wright in Dallas

By Charles Marshall

The story of modern Dallas cannot be told without Frank Lloyd Wright. Before the Kalita Humphreys Theater was built, and long before the sleek geometries of Dallas’ skyline, the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright set the stage for it all. When Wright first visited in the 1930s, in the midst of the Depression, the architect and the city may have seemed an unlikely pair, but had much in common. Dallas,…

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Register Now for Summer Tour of Walker House

For those who missed our unforgettable sold-out conference tour of the Walker House in 2016, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is offering the rare opportunity to tour this extraordinary oceanfront house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on Aug. 23-24. A sunset reception on Thursday, Aug. 23, limited to 25 people, will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. On Friday, Aug. 24, a series of one-hour tours limited to 25 people will give…

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REGISTER NOW FOR OUT AND ABOUT WRIGHT: MODERNISM IN CENTRAL IOWA

Mason City’s trove of prairie-style architecture gets much attention in the Wright community, but the Conservancy’s first Out and About Wright tour in Iowa, May 4-6, 2018, will focus on Wright’s seldom-seen Usonians and a number of modern architectural treasures in the state’s central and south-central regions. The work of prominent local architects will be seen alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, John Howe, Louis Sullivan,…

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New York Conference and Symposium Celebrate Wright at 150

More than 200 people attended the Conservancy’s sold-out 2017 annual conference, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150, held Sept. 13-17 in New York. In honor of Wright’s sesquicentennial year, the conference included a three-day international symposium, Rethinking Frank Lloyd Wright at 150, which featured 18 speakers from around the world highlighting new thinking about Wright’s architecture and its ongoing interest to contemporary architectural history, culture and practice. Hundreds—ranging from local university…

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