FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DAY
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Frank Llloyd Wright Portrait by Vlad
Celebrate architect Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday!
Taliesin Diary – Sarah Leavitt
National Building Museum curator, Sarah Leavitt, shares highlights from Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright. The book, edited by Leavitt, features a journal written in 1942-43, the only known first-hand diary to come out of the Taliesin Fellowship. Written by Priscilla Henken, the account offers delightful, poignant, and often funny descriptions of the trials and joys of day-to-day life with Frank Lloyd Wright.
Prairie Skyscraper – Chrysanthe Broikos
Learn about the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only built skyscraper. Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos discusses Wright’s long-held vision to build a cantilevered tower and how the modern high-rise, its ornament, and furnishings, took shape.
Usonians – The Small Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright -- Steven M. Reiss
Learn how Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses were innovative for their time. Architect and author Steven M. Reiss uses the Pope-Leighey House in Virginia to explore how Wright sought to provide small but architecturally significant homes, carefully sited, and constructed of readily available local materials. Following the talk, Reiss signs copies of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (UVA Press, 2015).
Frank Lloyd Wright Designs With Nature – William Keene
Learn how dendriform columns, open corners, and massive, room-anchoring fireplaces were just some of the architectural moves that Frank Lloyd Wright utilized to blur the line between inside and outside. Urban historian William Keene explores these, and other, engineering techniques that helped Wright place architecture in nature, and nature in architecture.