The Niles Herald-Spectator recently wrote-up the show "Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli", currently running at the Chicago Cultural Center. Read it here and then go see the show before its gone!
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The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted this summer's Southern California celebration of Modern Architecture being held at nine Los Angeles institutions called Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Read more about it here.
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Opening this week: MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. The exhibit runs through September 23, 2013.
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Here's a link to a story on the opening of the new exhibit titled Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life, which will open at the Landis Gores Pavilion in a joint presentation by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University and the New Canaan Historical Society. Details here.
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In about a month, the long-awaited book on the life and work of Alfonso Iannelli will be back from the printer. Make sure you are one of the first to get your copy by pre-ordering at the publisher's website here. In the meantime, get your Iannelli fix by visiting the show, Modernism's Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli at the Chicago Cultural Center.
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Heads-up architecture lovers in and around Bartlesville, OK: This Friday, the Price Tower Arts Center will be hosting the Opening Celebration to Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid Century Dream Home. Members preview reception will be from 5 - 6pm with a gallery talk with Samara staff and the free public opening reception will be from 6 - 7pm. More info here.
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Mark Hertzberg reports that "The Frank Lloyd Wright At Home" exhibition in Fortaleza Hall on the SC Johnson campus in Racine is changing over to the next iteration (on Usonian Homes) and is expected to reopen the first weekend in May. Learn more at his blog, Wright in Racine.
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Two recent articles discuss “Jakuchū’s Here" a traveling exhibit that will come to museums in the three Japanese towns worst affected by the triple disaster of March 2011. The exhibit is the brainchild of collectors and Bruce Goff clients, Joe and Etsuko Price, and it features their extensive collection of Edo period art. Read more (including Joe's experiences with another famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright) here and here.
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If you have not been to visit the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago's gallery district, then what are you waiting for? The current exhibit is titled "Design 1890-1995" and features some rare and wonderful examples of design-related drawings, blueprints, sketches, and much more from luminaries like Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, Bertrand Goldberg, and many more. Do yourself a favor and make plans to visit soon. More details here.
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Lynn Becker recently visited the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago and was treated to a preview of the eagerly anticipated monograph coming next year on Alfonso Iannelli (designed by your PrairieMod editor!) I know it seems like it's taking forever, but let Lynn tell you--it'll be worth the wait. Obviously, as we get closer to publication I'll let readers know more details!
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The Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, Texas announced their winter exhibition with the Wright stuff. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home runs from December 1 – February 17, 2013, and focuses on the stunning 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed John E. Christian House (aka SAMARA) built in West Lafayette, Indiana. Find out more here.
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Architect Kevin Wagner posted news that he will be installing an exhibit on the work of Taliesin-trained architect Robert Beharka at this year's Modesto International Architecture Festival, which runs September 15-23. If you're not able to attend the show in person, then make sure to check out some of Bob's amazing works of art and design over at Kevin's Flickr page. See it here.
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Don't miss the new Fall show opening Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the ArchiTech Gallery titled "Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design." It is the precursor to the monograph of the same name coming very, very soon on this important (but over-looked) Modernist.
The gallery show is going to have some absolutely stunning and one-of-a-kind pieces—it runs through December 29, 2012, so don't miss it! For more details, contact the ArchiTech Gallery here.
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A new Wright-related exhibit opens this Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Chicago's Art Institute called "The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School". As described on the Art Institute's website, "This exhibition is comprised of Japanese prints originally purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition, as well as presentation drawings by Wright and his studio. Many of the drawings are by talented draftswoman Marion Mahony Griffin and show the incorporation of elements found in Wright’s Japanese prints. In this collaborative exhibition, works drawn from the departments of Asian Art, Architecture and Design, and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries will be on view." Find out details here and read a recent Wall Street Journal article about the exhibit here.
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Taliesin-trained architect, Phillipe Horvath, will be watching the London Olympics closely. Not necessarily who medals, but how TCORE—his solar powered, recycled aluminum, 238-foot modular living unit on display in the Olympic Village pavilion occupied by France’s national utility—is received by the public and potential developers. Maybe he'll win gold with that aluminum! Read more here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is hosting a very special even you will not want to miss! On Thursday, September 20, the City of Chicago's Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson, will present an exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's early years. Based on Samuelson's Wright's Roots exhibition, currently on view at Chicago's Expo 72 gallery, the presentation tells the story of Wright's early architectural journey and reveals how his later career explored the same principles. Get details and tickets here.
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The Guggenheim Museum in New York is paying tribute to the revolutionary Usonian Exhibition Home and Pavilion that once stood on the site of the future museum in 1953 by holding an exhibit on the structures that opens July 27, 2012 and running through February 13, 2013. Read more about it here.
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Blair Kamin reviews the new Frank Lloyd Wright-related exhibit by Tim Samuelson, titled 'Wright's Roots", which is currently on display at the city-run Expo 72 gallery, across the street from the Cultural Center. Read the review here and then get over to see the exhibit for yourself before it ends September 30, 2012!
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Heads-up! The Walter Burley Griffin Society of America is sponsoring a tour of Prairie-style buildings in Minneapolis, MN from 12:30—5:30pm this Saturday, June 23, 2012. The cost is $35.00 per ticket and space is very limited--so please contact Peter Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if any openings are left!
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...And if you're planning to be in Chicago to see the "Wright's Roots" exhibit, then don't miss the chance to visit the ArchiTech Gallery as well to see rare architectural drawings, photos, artifacts and the current show featuring works by architect, Alfred Browning Parker. Details here.
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Do not miss this exhibit! Tim Samuelson, the Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago's new exhibit titled "Wright's Roots" will open at the Expo 72 gallery in Chicago tomorrow, June 17, 2012 and run through September 30, 2012. The exhibit will incorporate seldom-seen illustrations and original artifacts to tell the story of Frank Lloyd Wright's complex personal journey during the often-overlooked early period of his life and career. Get details here.
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What is it like to Interview an American genius? Find out June 14, 2012 at 12 noon at the Arizona Capitol Museum when Lloyd Clark, former Daily News-Sun columnist will discuss his experiences interviewing Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957. The event launches a long-term exhibit at the museum titled OASIS RETURNS: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for an Arizona State Capitol. Learn more here—and if any PrairieMod readers go, send some pics and a summary (or transcript) of what Mr. Clark says so we can share with everyone!
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