Book Talk with Lisa Schrenk on “The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright”

Tuesday, June 15 5:00 p.m. CDT Via Zoom Hear from architectural historian Lisa Schrenk about her new book, which breaks the myth of Wright as the lone genius and reveals new insights into the architect’s early career through the lens of his residential studio in Oak Park between 1898 and 1909. With a rich narrative voice and meticulous detail, Schrenk tracks the practice’s evolution: addressing how the studio fits into…

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Emil Bach House Virtual Tour & Book Talk

On April 20, 2021, members of the Conservancy’s Leadership Circle were invited to a live virtual tour and book talk at the Emil Bach House in Chicago, Illinois. We are pleased to make the video of this event available to the public to view. Event description is below the video. For those wishing to learn more about the house or who might want to book an overnight stay or event,…

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Wright at the Museum: A Conversation with Metropolitan Museum Curator Abraham Thomas

Thursday, May 6 3:00pm CDT Via Zoom Join us for a conversation with Metropolitan Museum curator Abraham Thomas which will explore the history of architecture exhibitions and collections at the Met. In dialogue with Janet Parks, retired Curator of Drawings and Archives at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, Thomas will delve into Frank Lloyd Wright’s role in the presentation of architecture at the museum. Thomas…

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Murphy House Virtual Tour & Book Talk

Photo by Nicholas Hayes

Sunday, May 2 3:00 p.m. CDT Via Zoom When Frank Lloyd Wright decided to leave the American System-Built Homes out of his autobiographies, the heritage of almost 130 designs—and as many as 30 built houses—was called into question. Some were forgotten for half a century, and likely others are still lost. Join author Nicholas Hayes and his wife Angela on a virtual tour and presentation to see what can be…

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