Two new exhibitions opened this last weekend at New York's Center for Architecture. One of the exhibits, titled Middle East City of Mirages, Baghdad, 1952-1982, makes its US debut in New York and puts on view the work of 11 prominent architects from around the globe including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Peter and Alison Smithson, and Venturi, Rauch, Scott Brown, and of course Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more here.
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Here's a link to an LA Times article about a new exhibit opening at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum of UC Santa Barbara that explores the iconic ranch house tradition of architect Cliff May in California through photographs, drawings, models, sales pamphlets, site maps, publications, film and television clips. Read it here.
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The lecture was a little advance preview on the topic of "The Roots of Wright" that will be the focus of a new exhibit in Chicago organized by Tim--tentatively scheduled to open June 1, 2012. It was a great presentation with lots of new facts (like who really deserves credit for the Charnley House) and interesting finds that help explain what helped make Wright "Wright."
As more details of the exhibit are announced, we'll keep you all informed.
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After 10 years of intense conservation work, the National Archives of Australia has restored Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin's original winning competion drawings for the city of Canberra--just in time to exhibit for the 100th anniversary of Canberra. Read more here.
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Taliesin West is turning 75 and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has designed a custom all-day event on March 17, 2012 to showcase Wright's winter home and studio. In addition to a private behind-the-scenes tour of Taliesin West in the afternoon, participants will also be treated to a professionally guided tour of the Biltmore Hotel; access to the Harold Price, Sr., House (Wright, 1954) in Paradise Valley, Arizona; and an after-hours event at the Phoenix Art Museum with a reception and viewing of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century. Don't miss this exciting opportunity—register here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy wanted to let PrairieMod readers know about an exciting event that they’ll be hosting in Phoenix/Scottsdale on March 17, 2012. The day includes entrance to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Price House, a custom-designed tour of Taliesin West, a tour of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and an after-hours reception at the Phoenix Art Museum to see the landmark exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century. You will not want to miss this one! For detailed info and to find out how to sign-up, follow the link.
Image credit Judith Bromley/via The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation website
In other House Industries news, their photolettering.com website was recently nominated for Design Museum London's "Design
of the Year 2012" award (aka "The "Oscars of the design world"). Check out more info about the award and the museum exhibit that features the winners here.
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House Industries sent word about a new exhibition titled "Fanatical Mechanical: Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era" opens February 6, 2012 at Chapman University¹s Guggenheim Gallery. The show will display mechanical-era graphic artifacts with their modern iterations and deftly demonstrates the relevance of traditional graphic arts techniques in a contemporary context. By adroitly juxtaposing traditional materials and processes with contemporary applications, "Fanatical Mechanical" is less a history lesson and more a lesson of how to learn from history.
The exhibition opens Feb. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with opening Lecture by Rich Roat of House Industries, Feb. 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Located at the Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA, the exhibition runs from Feb. 6, 2012 through March 9, 2012 and is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details here.
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The Ladoga-Clark Township Public Library in Indiana will be hosting some Wright-related items loaned from the collection of Dr. John E. Christian and SAMARA. The library will also sponsor a trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house at on April 29, 2012. Those wishing to attend the tour can contact the library at 765-942-2456. Read more here.
Nelson B. reminds us that the exhibit titled "Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century" is now open at the Phoenix Art Museum, and runs through April 29, 2012. Check out details here.
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Don't miss an exciting show at the Richard Norton Gallery this December titled "Edgar Miller For The Holidays." The exhibit features several works created by Chicago's forgotten renaissance man, including hand painted plates, graphic designs, mural and people sketches. See some of the items here and if you are in Chicago, visit the show at the gallery's Merchandise Mart location. More here.
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Nelson B. sends a few links of interest to PrairieMod readers: The first is a follow-up piece at This Land Press on the senseless and sketchy circumstances surrounding the loss of Bruce Goff's Bavinger House. Read it here.
The second is a link to information about an exhibit that looks at how Nature is used as inspiration for developing forms in architecture, engineering and the fine arts titled "Form Follows Nature." Learn more here.
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In honor of the 75th anniversary of Taliesin West, the Phoenix Art Museum will be presenting Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century. The show opens December 18 and runs through April 29, 2012.
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Victoria, British Columbia in Canada celebrates its mid-century modern marvels in an upcoming show at the Legacy Art Gallery. The exhibition will explore the area's modern movement through plans, blueprints, photos and architectural models of works by architects such as John Di Castri, Alan Hodgson, John Wade, Bob Siddall, Rod Clack and landscape architect Clive Justice. Find out more details here.
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Grinnell College is hosting an exhibition of Iowa-focused works by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The exhibit also puts the spotlight on the 100 year-old Griffin-designed Ricker House (owned by the College) in regional context. The exhibit runs September 23, 2011 — December 11, 2011. Get more details here.
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Curbed LA recently posted an interview with LACMA's curator, Bobbye Tigerman, about the new exhibit California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way" and moving the famed Eames House living room as part of it. Read more here.
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This weekend marks the opening of LACMA's much anticipated exhibition titled California Design, 1930-1965: "Living In A Modern Way." The show will highlight 350 works by iconic "Golden State" designers, and how their influence impacted all of mid-century America. Check out more here and a peek at 25 of the designers and their designs here.
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I had a chance to visit the ArchiTech Gallery in CHicago on Tuesday to see the new exhibit "Architectural Drawing: From Wright to Goldberg" and boy was I glad I did! Several amazing renderings and plans from a host of famous masters were on display. If you love the art of architecture, get yourself to the River North area of Chicago and see this show! Here's a glimpse of a couple of gems you'll see to whet your appetite after the jump...
If you love the art of Architecture, then this show is not to be missed! ArchiTech Gallery has assembled another exciting exhibition of works on paper by Frank Lloyd Wright, Bertram Goldberg and other architectural masters in order to tell the story of 20th Century architecture. The show runs Friday, September 9th through Saturday, December 31st, 2011. Details here.
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Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, a major retrospective exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, opens this Saturday, September 17, 2011 and Blair Kamin offers his thoughts over at his Cityscapes blog. Read it here.
Image via Cityscapes/Chicago History Museum, Hedrich Blessing Archive
Are you a sucker for mini architecture? Then be sure to check out the Monumental Miniatures exhibit at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kraus House in Ebsworth Park, Missouri before November 28, 2011, where more than 150 miniature buildings from private collections around the country will be on display. Details here.
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Collector Debbie Smart is fascinated with the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (famously referred to as the "White City"). Her collection of artifacts and collectibles from the Fair are now on display at the Arlington Heights village hall through September, 2011. Read an article about the display here.
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This September, Chicago will be the site for not one, not two, but three exciting exhibits on Bertrand Goldberg--iconic modernist architect of the Marina City Towers and the endangered Prentice Women's Hospital (among other notable works). Read about all three exhibits at Blair Kamin's Cityscapes blog.
Image of Bertrand Goldberg early scheme of Prentice Women's Hospital, courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago/Cityscapes
Marty Hackl sent word that the John S. Van Bergen Exhibit at the Barrington History Museum is holding a series of "last Call" events in Spetember. Get the details here.
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Blair Kamin's Cityscapes blog reports on the upcoming September 8, 2011 opening of a new exhibit at the 10-year old Milwaukee Art Museum Santiago Calatrava-designed addition. The exhibit will be titled "Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum" and will include Calatrava's models, drawings and watercolors. Read more about it here.
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Samara owner, Dr. John Christian, has lent the West Lafayette Public Library 20 prints of Frank Lloyd Wright drawings from his collection. The drawings are displayed in the chronological order in which Wright designed them, showing the progress of his ideas. Read more about it here.
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Brian Eyerman of Skyline Ink Animation Studios dropped us a quick note to inform PrairieMod readers that the Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind exhibit animations are now online. Brian goes on to say that there has been interest in a blu-ray release (and this may still be in the works) but posting online will make it more widely available. Check out these awesome videos in full HD here.
Image credit: Skyline Ink Animation Studios
Chicago is known for many things: Great architecture, Great food, Great sports...great toys? You bet, Chi-Town is responsible for several of childhood's most beloved icons—from Lincoln Logs to Radio Flyer wagons and many others in-between. Chicago's playful contributions are the subject of a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. Read about the exhibit here and plan your visit here.
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The Park Ridge Trib Local reports that the Park Ridge Public Library's new exhibit for June 2011 will highlight the Kalo Foundation’s efforts to save the Alfonso Iannelli Studios. Read more about it here. Also, make sure to cast your vote to help Kalo win $25,000 towards saving the Iannelli Studios as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "This Place Matters" campaign. Vote here!
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If you have not visited the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago to see the Edgar Miller show currently on display until August 27, 2011— then here's a couple more images of some of the pieces you'll see to whet your appetite. It's definitely a must-see show for lovers of progressive design. Details here.
Images via the ArchiTech Gallery
John Van Bergen historian, Marty Hackl, will be holding a special window and art glass restoration workshop June 11 and 12, at the John Van Bergen exhibit currently at the Barrington History Museum. Hackl will be restoring six 96-year-old-casement windows with their art glass panels from the Alan Miller House from 1915. Admission to the event is $10. More details here.
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Scott T. reminds us that there will be an exhibit of Pedro E. Guerrero photographs on display in the FLLW Visitor Center at Taliesin from June 4 — September 15, 2011.
The photos will show a series of intimate and rarely exhibited photographs taken by Guerrero of Wright and Taliesin circa 1940–1953. These photographs, specially selected and custom printed by Guerrero for this exhibit, will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going toward the preservation of Taliesin.
Exhibit info and more Taliesin Centennial event details here.
News of the Guggenheim Foundation's next planned museum site expansion always makes big news. Bilbao, Venice, Berlin, Abu Dhabi, and now...Brooklyn? According to this post on thelmagazine.com, the Guggenheim Museum has started planning a pop-up exhibition space at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn. Read more here.
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I came across this June 2011 event listed at the Morton Arboretum website:
Part designer, planner, social reformer, conservationist and artist! Explore the world of one of America's most influential landscape architects with a tour of the exhibit, “Jens Jensen: Landscapes for People.” See original landscape drawings, archival photographs, and modern color photographs of Jensen’s ideas. See the impact of landscapes he presented in his 1939 book, ‘Siftings.’ Then, join Arboretum landscape architect, Susan Jacobson, to discover how Jensen has helped shape the landscape of the Chicago area by capturing the horizontal lines of the prairie while providing places for people to find relaxation, restoration, and renewal in nature. Register at www.mortonarb.org/education or 630-719-2468. Costs $19 (discounts for Arboretum members). Adults. Sterling Morton Library. June 29: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
We'll provide additional details on the exhibit as we learn of them. Info about visiting the Morton Arboretum here.
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If you had a chance to visit the fantastic Louis Sullivan exhibit this last year at the Chicago Cultural Center titled "Louis Sullivan's Idea" then you know how fantastic it was. I've been eagerly awaiting the catalog put together by Tim Samuelson and artist Chris Ware, but have not heard when it was supposed to be released. Thanks to a Chicago Magazine article on artist Chris Ware, we have some tantalizing news. More after the jump...
The Racine Art Museum will open a new exhibit May 29 through August 2, 2011 titled "The Wright Stuff: Artists Respond to the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright." It will feature graphics and photographs by other artists who have looked to Wright's iconic structures as visual inspiration for works in documentary, abstract and conceptual styles. Get the details here.
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On the drive up to Milwaukee yesterday to catch the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum before it closed, I listened to an interesting interview with sculptor Richard Serra on Bob Edwards Weekend. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City just opened a new exhibit titled Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective which showcases this often overlooked aspect of his creative output. Find out more here and about the Met exhibit here.
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The clock is ticking down on your chance to experience two exciting Wright-related events. This weekend will see the close of the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Next weekend is the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's annual Wright Plus Housewalk in Oak Park, IL. Try and do both if you can!
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We recently posted on the much anticipated exhibit and events on Prairie School architect John Van Bergen. Well, the exhibit is now open at the Barrington History Museum (Historical Society) and will be up until the end of September 2011. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2011. Check out this website for more details and fantastic photos.
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