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)
The new MoMA exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal opens next week and runs through the beginning of June 2014. The exhibit will feature drawings, film reels, architectural models exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s complex relationship of the city throughout his life. Read an article here and more info here.
Image credit: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
Tim Samuelson has another exciting Frank Lloyd Wright-related exhibit up at the Chicago Cultural Center through mid-March 2014 that PrairieMod readers are not going to want to miss. It's an examination of Wright's little-studied early projects (when he'd sign his name “Frank L. Wright”) and the clues to his influences and development on the path towards his mature ideas. More info here.
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The ArchiTech Gallery's newest show, called Alfonso Iannelli and the Studios, opens today and will be up through April 26, 2014. The show features several remarkable pieces for sale from the full spectrum of the Iannelli Studios career. Check out some of the offerings by following the link and be sure to visit the gallery before the show closes.
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Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport will host the East Coast premiere of the exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home” with an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in The Gallery at Penn College, with the exhibition running through March 29, 2014. Read more here.
Image credit: Alexander Vertikoff/Samara
The Tabula Rasa Collective at the Studio Gallery in central Phoenix will be showcasing an exhibit titled "David’s Lawn: A Photographic Collection from the David and Gladys Wright House", which runs through November 22, 2013. It's a chance to see rare photos and artifacts from the Wright family collection associated with this (now saved) work of Organic Architecture. Watch a video preview and read more about the exhibit here.
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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.
Image credit: J. Paul Getty Trust/Julius Shulman
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.
Image credit: Alexander Vertikoff
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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!
Image credit: Lynn Becker
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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