Midwest events
The Midwestern Mind of Frank Lloyd Wright
04.25.14
7:30 p.m.
Professor Anthony Alfosin of the University of Texas, Austin, presents a lecture entitled “The Midwestern Mind of Frank Lloyd Wright” at the University of Iowa in Iowa City as part of the 2014 Grant Wood Symposium, "Revolt Against the City: Midwestern Culture in Hard Times." Professor Alofsin is the author of numerous books on Wright; the most recent, Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector, was published in 2012.
University of Iowa
Art Building West, Room 240
Iowa City, IA
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The Journey of Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace
05.01.14 to 10.31.14
Guided public tours at 1 p.m.
The 60-year story of Wright's Monona Terrace, Madison's "dream civic center," is told through a multimedia exhibit at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The magnitude of time Wright spent on the Monona Terrace project is a testament of his passion for Madison and Wisconsin and his desire to bridge Lake Monona with downtown. A labor of love, Wright was compensated $250 in exchange for roughly 63,000 hours of staff time toward the project over a span of 21 years. The gallery, on level 3 west, includes photos, videos, audio clips and artifacts. It's free and open to the public. Guided public tours of Monona Terrace are offered daily at 1 p.m. May 1 through Oct. 31 for $3/adult.
Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
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Architectural Gems Along the Fox River

8:30am-5:30pm | May 1, 2 | Chicago, Illinois
Join Cynthia Noble on this exploration of significant architecture along the Fox River Valley. The Fabyan Villa was the home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905 through 1939. In 1907 the couple hired Frank Lloyd Wright to enlarge and remodel the existing farmhouse and shortly thereafter took up permanent residence in the villa. Tour the Fabyans’ Prairie-style house, which contains their private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture, and family relics; then explore the 1910 Japanese garden. After lunch at Wildwood, continue to Hampshire and visit Muirhead Farmhouse, the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime. The 3,200-square-foot Usonian home, built in the early 1950s, is now surrounded by nearly 800 acres of restored prairie. The house remains in the Muirhead family today and underwent extensive restoration in 2003. Our final visit is to the privately owned Wing Mansion. The stunning 1891 Queen Anne Victorian is situated on one and a half beautifully landscaped acres. With 23 rooms, seven types of wood, four fireplaces, five porches, nine exterior colors, a carriage barn, stained and leaded glass, and a plethora of collections and displays, it is a true architectural treasure.
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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All Wright Housewalk
05.17.14
May 17, 2014 | Oak Park, Illinois
The Trust's renowned annual housewalk Wright Plus is ALL WRIGHT in 2014, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings, ALL designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Oak Park Studio.

Join us for the Trust’s 40th annual architectural housewalk, ALL WRIGHT 2014 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust. The ALL WRIGHT Housewalk celebrates the timeless designs of Frank Lloyd Wright in an area that has the largest number of Wright-designed homes anywhere. Enjoy interpretations of the spaces Wright created for his fellow community members and learn about who they were. Experience the glorious architecture of the famed Historic District, and share a fun-filled day with visitors from around the world.

Want even more Wright? The ALL WRIGHT Friday Excursion: Artful Living Wright Style will visit Kankakee, IL to see Wright’s first Prairie style home, and stop in historic Beverly, a Chicago neighborhood known for its stately residences, to tour a Wright-designed American System Built home.

The Ultimate Plus Weekend Package offers an extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences, including a day-trip to bucolic Lake Delavan, Wisconsin for a tour of a privately owned Frank Lloyd Wright estate and more. Includes accommodation
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Chicago, IL
877.848.3559
>> Event Website posted by Jeffrey Levine on February 11, 2014
City Planning Camp
06.30.14 to 07.02.14
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Students grade 4-8. Students will be introduced to key elements of city planning, sustainability and architecture and design. During the camp students will research in small groups, design a neighborhood and build individual 3D models of buildings for that neighborhood. Includes tours of the Taliesin Estate. Registration required. $250 (includes lunches and materials).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
6085887090 ext. 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on January 30, 2014
Taliesin Architecture Camp - Beginners (Session 1)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This architecture day camp for students in 5th through 10th grades will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Students will research, design and construct their own models for a specific environmental site. This hands-on program will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, and foster their creative expression through a multifaceted program. Registration required. $295 per student (includes lunches and tour of Taliesin).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 County Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext 230
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Taliesin Architecture Camp - Beginners (Session 2)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This architecture day camp for students in 5th through 10th grades will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Students will research, design and construct their own models for a specific environmental site. This hands-on program will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and foster their creative expression through a multifaceted program. Registration required. $295 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on January 22, 2013
Taliesin Architecture Camp - Intermediate (Session 1)
07.28.14 to 07.31.14
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This intermediate architecture day camp is designed for middle and high school students. It introduces participants to the principles of Organic Architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills using Sketch-Up. During camp, students will be introduced to Sketch-Up and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students will research, design and construct their own drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice. Participants will need to provide their own laptops for this workshop. Registration required. $325 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin.)
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hw C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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Photography at Taliesin Adult Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Welcoming both beginning and experienced photographers, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of digital photography. Mornings will be dedicated to lecture/demos and afternoons will be spent photographing the exteriors of Taliesin. We will assess our progress through group discussion and instructor feedback. Participants are required to arrive with a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR). Bringing a tripod is optional but encouraged. Comfortable walking attire is suggested. Registration required. $225 per person (includes lunches).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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>> Event Website posted by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. on January 30, 2014
Taliesin Architecture Camp - Intermediate (Session 2)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This intermediate architecture day camp is designed for middle and high school students. It introduces participants to the principles of Organic Architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills using Sketch-Up. During camp, students will be introduced to Sketch-Up and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students will research, design and construct their own drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice. Participants will need to provide their own laptops for this workshop. Registration required. $325 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin.)
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hw C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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Taliesin Junior Garden Camp

9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. daily
A summer camp for junior gardeners entering 1st through 8th grade. Campers will become a part of the Taliesin life, helping in the Taliesin community garden, learning about plants and best gardening skills, hiking Taliesin trails and landscapes, photographing Wright’s unique architecture, journal keeping and much more! 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration required. $150 per student (campers bring their own sack lunch).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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Nature Patterns Design Workshop
08.16.14 to 08.17.14
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For adults. Using a method developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Nature Patterns is a fun exercise in geometric abstraction and pattern-making by using nature as a reference. The exercise uses geometry as the visual language to generate pattern, and is accomplished in distinct steps, yielding both an interesting process and a finished piece. While the product will be a drawing, the designs generated may be applied afterwards to other media, depending on the artist. Registration required. $225 per person (includes lunches).
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty Hwy C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7090 ext. 230
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Building the Imperial Hotel
01.31.14 to 05.11.14
Until May 11, 2014 |
The flow of artistic and cultural influence between Japan and the West was not one way. While the Western artists featured in Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan were captivated by the exotic beauty and striking formal qualities of ukiyo-e prints, Japan embraced Western technology and culture as it rushed to assert itself on the global stage. Architecture played an important role in Japan’s presentation of itself as a modern nation. In 1915 the Imperial household and a host of investors commissioned the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to build a Western style hotel in the heart of Tokyo called the Imperial Hotel.

The Education Gallery exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright: Building the Imperial Hotel, allows visitors to explore in greater depth how a single Western architect approached the melding of Japanese and Western aesthetics to create a hotel that was intended to symbolize both cultural exchange and Japan’s modernity. Visitors can discover Wright’s design process and inspiration through architect’s drawings, photographs, ephemera and a digital rendering of the hotel created by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

From the grand facade of the hotel to the dinner service created for the cabaret bar, every component of the hotel’s interior and exterior was carefully designed to create a unified aesthetic experience. Wright’s profound admiration of Japanese art and his commitment to creating buildings uniquely suited to their environment made his Imperial Hotel a wonderful hybrid of Eastern and Western sensibilities.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Friends of Architecture.
Friends of Architecture
Nashville, TN
>> Event Website posted by on February 13, 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs Dispersal

Feb 1 to June 1, 2014 | New York City
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright’s thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled “Broadacre City.” Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright’s life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center. This dispersed vision is paired with Wright's innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan’s St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927–31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright’s complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.
MOMA
New York, NY
>> Event Website posted by on January 13, 2014
Inside/Out: Frank Lloyd Wright and the City
05.22.14 to 05.25.14
on going
Join the Martin House Restoration Corporation for an educational study tour examining the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) in metropolitan New York and its environs—a momentous period in the architect's later career. You will enjoy exclusive access to Wright-designed private residences, entry into museum special exhibitions, and the unique opportunity to visit Manitoga, the home and studio of famed mid-century designer Russel Wright.
Martin House Restoration Corporation
143 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
716-856-3858
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