June 8, 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th
Today marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. The work of the most iconic American architect is still much discussed today and continues to impact the realm of modern, organic architecture. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Museum of Modern Art is holding Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive. According to MoMA, the major exhibition, which opens June 12, “comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s” and is “structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections.”
So go see this exhibit. Visit Wright’s Guggenheim while in New York. Or go see his masterpiece, Fallingwater. For an excursion closer to DC, check out the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria. Wright though very highly of himself and his work. He would want you to go see them to celebrate his contributions to architecture.