150 years of Frank Lloyd Wright: Revisiting the works of the creative genius

AUG 24, 2016 | By Tasneem Merchant
On the occasion of Frank-Lloyd Wright’s 150th anniversary, MoMA, New York, announced major retrospective of the multifaceted and immensely talented American creative titled Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive. The exhibition comprises over 450 works spanning various disciplines such as architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings and much more. It focuses special attention to creations from 1890 to 1950.
On till October 1, 2017, the showcase is divided into 12 sections, where each investigates a key object from the Frank-Lloyd Wright Archive and juxtaposes them with other artefacts from MoMA as well as the Archive. It gives a fresh perspective to several of his pieces, allowing for fresh interpretation of his works and enabling different views.
The display is organised by the Museum in association with Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, and organised by Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, and the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.
Some of his iconic drawings and illustrations on display include Unity Temple (1905–08), the Robie House (1908–10), Fallingwater (1934–37), the Johnson Wax Administration Building (1936–39), and Beth Sholom Synagogue (1953–59).  His proposed designs Rosenwald School for African American children, a model farm and examples of his pioneering work with DIY projects.
What: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
When: Till Oct 1, 2017
Where: MoMA, New York
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