The Robie House, Wright’s Prairie-style icon in Chicago, is beginning interior restoration work that will last the next 14 months, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust announced this month. The Trust will continue to operate public tours at the house museum while the work is being completed, even offering in-depth tours focused on the restoration. Work to be done includes plaster and coloration of walls and ceilings, woodwork and floor treatments, light fixtures…

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2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s close, lifelong ties to Wisconsin, the Conservancy’s 2018 annual conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, is an opportune occasion for exploring the multi-dimensional nature of that relationship and efforts to safeguard its tangible manifestations. The Conservancy’s speakers committee invites proposals for papers and for panelist participation in areas pertinent to this topic. Presentations may address, among other topics, work by Wright in Wisconsin, important Wisconsin clients,…

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World Heritage Nomination Revised to Include Eight Buildings

The Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council working on the nomination for Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, in close cooperation with ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) consultants, has been working to develop a revised justification for the entire series of 10 Wright-designed buildings originally nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015. Despite many meetings and several overseas phone calls with the ICOMOS officials,…

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Wright Report: Building Updates and Conservancy Action

The first of our new regular Wright Report posts provides brief updates on just a few of the Wright buildings that we have been working with in recent months. As the only organization dedicated to the preservation of all of Wright’s built work—nearly 400 structures all over the United States and in Japan—the Conservancy is actively engaged with many different building owners and stewards throughout the year. The staff and…

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Conservancy Receives Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Award

Photo by Terry Rishel

On Nov. 4, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hosted a “red tie” Wright 150th birthday gala at Taliesin West. At the event, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Award was presented to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy “for its stewardship of Wright’s built work and legacy.” A number of Conservancy board members were in attendance for the event. In presenting the award, which was accepted by past Conservancy president Larry…

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