Frank Lloyd Wright
10.22.2009 - 02.14.2010
Frank Lloyd Wright is an exhibition about the significance of Wright's thinking about space and the large impact this has had on the organization of modern life. The more than eighty projects in Frank Lloyd Wright (ranging from privately commissioned homes and office, civic, and government buildings to religious and performance spaces as well as unrealized urban sites) accentuate Wright's oeuvre as an architecture that encourages social interaction and integration with the natural world.
Frank Lloyd Wright is presented through a range of media, including over 200 original drawings; historic and newly commissioned models; historic and contemporary photographs, as well as through related books, periodicals, and correspondence. In addition, newly created video and digital renderings will shed light on Wright's designs. This unique presentation of Wright's work aims to inspire visitors to think about architecture as a vital extension of daily life.
Frank Lloyd Wright is co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which owns and operates the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, the primary source of loans to the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Thomas Krens, Curator and Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; María Nicanor, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives; Margo Stipe, Curator and Registrar of Collections of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives; Oskar Muñoz, Assistant Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives; and Mina Marefat, curatorial consultant for the Baghdad module of the exhibition.
Frank Lloyd Wright during construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, ca. 1959
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