Program Announced for Out and About Wright: DFW Modern

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UPDATE 2/21: Registration for this event is now full. Contact preservation [at] to be put on the wait list.

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 culmination of a project Wright had been conceiving since 1931. An outpouring of modern architecture followed, both cultural and residential projects by some of the biggest names in architecture.

The Conservancy’s first event in Texas includes a tour of Wright’s theater and a lunchtime program with experts speaking about hopes for its restoration, plus rare tours of the area’s most remarkable private houses by Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Paul Rudolph, Edward Larrabee Barnes, A. Quincy Jones, and Wright apprentices John Rattenbury and W. Kelly Oliver. Masterful buildings by Louis I. Kahn, Tadao Ando, Fay Jones, Renzo Piano and more round out this exceptional program.

Download a pdf of the complete program and visit the Events page to register now.

Out and About Wright: DFW Modern includes tours of Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater and rare tours of the area’s most remarkable private houses.

Posted on February 5, 2019

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