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 will share reflections based on his past work at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Soane Museum and discuss potential future projects in his new position at the Met.

About the speaker:
Abraham ThomasAbraham Thomas is the Daniel Brodsky Curator of Modern Architecture, Design, and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Previously, he worked at the Smithsonian Institution where he was Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery / Smithsonian American Art Museum, and subsequently the Senior Curator at the historic landmark Arts and Industries Building. Prior to this – based in London – he was a curator of architecture and design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and later was appointed Director of Sir John Soaneā€™s Museum.

Tickets and registration:
Advance registration is required. Admission is $10 for the general public; $5 for Friend-level members of the Conservancy; and free for Associate-level members and above. If you are not a Conservancy member, click here to learn more about member benefits.

How this event works:
Registration will close two hours before the start of the talk, shortly after which all registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the event. 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.

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Sponsored by Rotary Historic Preservation Fellowship. This is the second in a series of lectures on “Wright in the Museum.”

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Posted on April 29, 2021

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