KPBS.org reports that the La Jolla Historical Society is featuring the work of five Taliesin-trained San Diego area architects, Sim Bruce Richards, Loch Crane, Frederick Liebhardt, Vincent Bonini and William Slatton, in their new exhibit, "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Apprentices," which runs September 26 through January 17, 2015. More details here.
Image credit: Douglas M. Simmonds
The Detroit Free Press recently featured the pioneering design work of 92-year-old Ruth Adler Schnee, who was the first woman to earn a degree in architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and has since gone on to become a famous Modern textile designer. A new exhibit opened at the Carr Center in Detroit that features her life/work. Learn more here and here.
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The new book (and an exhibit) about the the industrial designs of Alfonso Iannelli and the Iannelli Studios was launched over the weekend at Millikin University. The book, titled Everyday Modern: The Industrial Design of Alfonso Iannelli, was written by David Jameson (author of the previous and comprehensive Iannelli book), with preface by Tim Samuelson, introduction by Victoria Matranga, and designed by yours truly! Published by Millikin University's press, Bronze Man Books, the 172 page softcover book features over 200 photos, drawings, and plans showcasing the prodigious designs the Iannelli Studios produced for appliances, bathroom fixtures, trophies, personal care products, lighting, and more. Order your copy here and if you're in the Decatur, IL area be sure to check out the exhibit of original artwork and vintage appliances in the Perkinson Gallery of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
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The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that "Richard Bock: Master of the Human Form" opens Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum's Center Space Gallery. This exhibition brings treasures from the Richard Bock Museum in Greenville, IL, to Mason City, IA and tells the story of this Prairie School-era artist and Wright associate. Read more about it here.
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The Vision of One—The Power of Two: Champions of Millions opens in The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center to honor three late residents of Garrison, NY, whose work had a profound impact on the world of craft and design during the 20th century. Two of those residents included in the exhibit are Mid-century Modern icons, Russel and Mary Wright. Read more after the jump...
The Price Tower Art Center’s latest art exhibition, “The Evolution of Imagination,” is wrapping up this month. It's your chance to see several amazing painted works by architect Bruce Goff, including his series of 26 illustrations that were created over a span of 25 years called “The Drunken Boat.” Read more here.
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The Kalo Foundation and the Park Ridge Public Library have collaborated to put up an exhibit of Alfonso Iannelli's Industrial Design for the month of July. Looks like a good prelude to the new book on the subject and special exhibit that will be up this Fall (details to come). More info and photos here.
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An new exhibit at the Wichita Center for the Arts showcases photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House under construction, along with artifacts and other archival items. The exhibit is open from 1 to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday through July 5 at the Wichita Center for the Arts at 9112 E. Central. Follow the link and scroll down to get a little more info. Then follow the link to visit the Allen House website and see tons of photos there.
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A new exhibit titled Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art includes several works sold to the museum by Frank Lloyd Wright, an ardent admirer of Japanese art. The collection is arranged by those who sold or donated the works to the museum. Details on Wright incorporating Japanese elements into his home designs can be found in this Met bulletin.
Photo: Shunko, Ichikawa Monnosuke II in the Skibaraku Role, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine blog spotlights the opening of the fourth annual exhibition in the “At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright” gallery in Fortaleza Hall on the SC Johnson campus in Racine, WI. The theme of the exhibit is Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio, with fifty lithographs from the publication and artifacts from select Wright residences on display. Also of note, SCJ weekend tours now include H.F. Johnson Jr.’s period refurbished office in the Wright-designed Administration Building (1936). Read and see more here. Then plan your tour and visit here.
Photo copyright Mark Hertzberg
FastCoDesign.com highlights the beautiful silkscreen prints of artist Chris Turnham, which feature some of the most important works of California Architectural Modernism (including Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House). The works are currently on view and for sale at the Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles. Read more here.
Image credit: Chris Turnham
Just a reminder that stained glass artist Larry Zgoda's exhibition at Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge runs through the 22nd of February. Larry will be at the studios this coming Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm to engage in conversations about the work and other topics. Read more about the show here.
Image credit: Anne Lunde
The University of Arkansas Libraries' Special Collections and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Library and Archives has put together a new on-line exhibit of materials titled "Fay Jones and Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture Comes to Arkansas" that focus on Frank Lloyd Wright and E. Fay Jones. The exhibit coincides with what would have been Jones's 94th birthday on Saturday. Check it out here.
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The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art will host an exhibit on Frank Lloyd Wright's Christian House (aka "Samara") from February 9 — April 21, 2015. Titled "Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home" it will explores the relationship between an architect and his clients, Dr. John and Kay Christian, as they worked together to create a Usonian dream home. More details here.
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Here's a link to an article on azcentral.com that provides a closer look at the gigantic LEGO Taliesin West model currently on display at the actual Taliesin West. One look at how excited the children are by anything architecturally-related (as well as how much media attention Taliesin West in any form is going to get) should explain why this plastic brick exercise was worth the effort. Read and see more here.
Image credit: Cheryl Evans/The Republic
Artist Larry Zgoda will have an exhibition of works in stained glass and other arts at the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge, Illinois. Zgoda has worked in stained glass for over forty years and has distinguished his art with exceptional design, innovations in materials and meticulous craft techniques. This collection of original compositions will include hanging panels and free standing, stained glass sculptures inspired by architecture. This, his first one man show ever, will also feature many photographic representations of his architectural commissions, public arts, furniture, and other craft arts. Get more details here.
Image via Larry Zgoda
Mark H. sends a link to the A.D. German Warehouse Conservancy's Facebook page post about a carriage on display at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building that is said to have belonged to the iconic architect. It was purchased at an auction at Taliesin during the 1950s by a man from the Bear Valley community and was later acquired by an Ithaca area family before finally making its way to the Warehouse. Follow the link to see more and plan a visit to see it in person!
Image via ADGWC Facebook page
Be sure to catch the exhibit “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, which showcases Wright's interior designs through reproduction drawings, photographs, and photographic murals. On display through January 4, 2015. More info here.
Photograph © Paul Rocheleau
This Saturday, November 29, 2014, will be the closing of the ArchiTech Gallery's last show, with the final gallery closing on December 31, 2014. If you're in the Chicagoland area and love architecture, then be sure to stop by before this institution is gone forever. More info here.
Image via ArchiTech Gallery
The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) the 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven in downtown Chicago recently launched their second city-focused design series exhibits. Titled "Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!", the series reflects on how design history recognizes cities through the work of local practitioners and their projects and featured Deborah Sussman, an iconic designer who helped shape the visual landscape of Los Angeles and define the field of environmental graphic design. More after the jump...
Hyperallergic.com features a look at the various pieces associated with Italian architect Paolo Soleri's desert experimental utopia, Arcosanti, that are on display in the new show The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore. Read it here.
Image via the Cosanti Foundation
Here's a link to a WMAC Northeast Public Radio segment on a new exhibit at the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Lichtenstein Center, which explores how housing designs for industrial workers shaped the city, including the never-built designs by Frank Lloyd Wright. Read and listen to more here.
Image credit Jim Levulis / WAMC
Mark H. sends a link to an article in the New York Times that features architect Frank Gehry's big moment in Paris, with a pair of events that celebrate his work: The Louis Vuitton Foundation, a new contemporary-art museum designed by Gehry officially opened on Monday and at the same time, the Pompidou Center features his first European career retrospective. Read more about it here.
Image credit: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Nelson B. sends a link to an article in Architectural Record about the new exhibit highlighting Antoni Gaudi's masterwork, the Sagrada Familia at the City University of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. Read it here.
Photo © Arxiu Temple Sagrada Familiar
The La Jolla Light reports on the La Jolla Hostorical Society's new exhibit "The Irving Gill Photographic Project" which features three contemporary photographers commissioned by the historical society to capture the area's many examples of Irving J. Gill's influential Modern architecture. Read more here and plan your visit to see the exhibit here.
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The ArchiTech Gallery in downtown Chicago has announced their newest show for Fall 2014, "Burnham, Sullivan and Wright" which is up September 5, 2014 through November 29, 2014. The show will feature original drawings, plans, photographs, and objects by three of the titans of Modern Architecture. Follow the link to learn more and plan your visit.
Image via the ArchiTech Gallery
The Worthington News reports that the unique Usonian community of Rush Creek Village in Worthington, OH will be the subject of a new exhibit titled "Neighborhood in Harmony with Nature, Rush Creek Village" at the McConnell Arts Center from August 21 to October 26, 2014. The centerpiece of the exhibit will be the re-creation of a circular guest house from the Pepinsky House in Rush Creek. Read more about it here and get more details here.
Image via McConnell Arts Center website
If you missed the MoMA exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal then you can catch a glimpse of what drawings, photos, and models were in the show thanks to this illustrated checklist. Thanks to Bailey Baerwolf for the link.
Image © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo Thomas Griesel
Yesterday we featured the news on Skyline Ink's animated Taliesin 1 project. PrairieMod reader, Bob B. sent a message that Skyline Ink is the same studio that produced the 3D animations of Bruce Goff’s unbuilt projects as part of the "Bruce Goff: Creative Mind" exhibit. Watch these fantastic animations here.
Image via Vimeo/Skyline Ink
Kelly L. wanted to let PrairieMod readers know that there is a new exhibition at INOVA in Milwaukee. Titled "The Uncertainty of Enclosure: Leo Saul Berk," it features the work of Berk, who grew up in Bruce Goff's Ford House in Aurora, IL. The sculpture in the exhibit is inspired by living in the wondrously creative house. More info here.
Image via INOVA
The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) has announced further details ahead of the launch of its first exhibition as a permanent institution. "Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future" will open June 12, 2014, at ChiDM’s new 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven. more after the jump...
PrairieMod reader George J. sends word about Eric Lloyd Wright's forthcoming reception and exhibit from May 17-June 21, 2014 at the Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery, 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, California. The opening reception is on May 17, 2014 at 6 PM, with Eric Lloyd Wright. Get more details here.
Image via George J.
Here's a link to an article about the stories behind how Southern Illinois University wound up with one of the most significant collection of Louis H. Sullivan-designed architectural fragments and Richard Nickel's unlikely journey to becoming a tragic preservation activist/collector. Read it here.
Images via SIUe/Richard Nickel Committee
FastCoDesign.com features a selection of Ezra Stoller's amazing architectural photos and provides a little insight into the upcoming exhibit, Architecture + Photography, which showcases the artist's amazing body of work and will be at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. More here.
Image copyright Ezra Stoller
I had to fly to New York City last Friday for a business meeting, so I thought I'd fit a side trip to the Museum of Modern Art to see the new exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal. I figured I'd snap a few pics to share with PrairieMod readers. Read and see more after the jump...
The New York Times features a piece on the intricate architectural models of Frank Lloyd Wright that embody his many ideas about Architecture's role in the shaping of American life. Some of these iconic models are on display as part of the exhibit “Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal” at MoMA. Read more here.
Image credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Metropolis Magazine recently interviewed ArchiTech Gallery owner and author, David Jameson, on the life and the work of Alfonso Iannelli. Read the interview here and then pick up the comprehensive Iannelli book AND go see the new Iannelli exhibit at the ArchiTech Gallery. Details here.
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The Oak Park Public Library is hosting a new exhibit titled "Frank Lloyd Wright — The Oak Park Years" consisting of photographs by James Caulfied in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio this year, and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Read more about it here.
Image copyright James Caulfield
Gothamist offers another reminder of the new Frank Lloyd Wright and the City exhibit opening at MoMA on February 1, 2014 along with some info about one of the show's centerpieces: The iconic 12' x 12' model of Broadacre City which was Wright's vision of the perfect anti-city. Read and see more here.
Image credit: Model of Broadacre City. 1934–35.(Courtesy of MoMA)