Tuesday, October 10, 2023
6 p.m. CDT

Mamah Borthwick has been the mystery woman in the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. The paucity of information about her and her tragic death at Taliesin in 1914 have left many questions unanswered. Thus, a new biography of Borthwick by her distant relative, Mark Borthwick, is a welcome addition to the literature. This online talk with the author, in conversation with Conservancy board member Janet Parks, will touch on such topics as Borthwick’s life before she met Wright; their cultural life in Oak Park; their travels and work in Europe; and their idealism at Taliesin. Registrants will be able to ask questions.

About the Speaker: Mark Borthwick was the director of the US Asia Pacific Council and senior research fellow at the East-West Center. Based in Washington DC and Vermont, he is the author of Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia. His book A Brave and Lovely Woman: Mamah Borthwick and Frank Lloyd Wright may be purchased at bookshop.org or whever books are sold.

Tickets and registration:
Registration is required. All attendees of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s 2023 annual conference are automatically registered for this event and will receive the link to join via email. For those not attending the conference, admission is free for Conservancy members or $10 for the general public. If you are not a Conservancy member, click here to learn more about member benefits.

How this event works:
Before the event starts you will receive an email with a Zoom access link. Please install and test Zoom in advance on the device on which you intend to view the event. A recording will be made available to registrants to view for one month after the event.

If you have questions or require registration assistance, please email [email protected].


"A Brave and Lovely Woman: Mamah Borthwick and Frank Lloyd Wright" book cover

Posted September 12, 2023