The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Years Later
- June 8, 2017
- Posted by LaCantina Doors
Today marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday and the world of architecture and design is celebrating one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century in a variety of ways.
Frank Lloyd Wright leaves behind a rich legacy of design that harmonizes humanity with nature to create a fluid connection between the outdoors and in now known as –organic architecture. Wright believed that quality design could be affordable and that people should live in harmony with nature. His greatest influences were nature, architect Louis Sullivan aka “father of skyscrapers”, classical music, Japanese art and buildings, and Frobel gifts.
In Wright’s 70 years career as an architect, interior designer, writer and educator, he designed more than 1,000 structures-everything from houses, innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers and museums-of which 532 were completed. Wright’s “Fallingwater” built in 1935 is still acclaimed as the best all-time work of American architecture.
In honor of his continued inspiration the world is celebrating in a few different ways:
The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum Celebrates Wright
Photo by F11 Photo
The Guggenheim Museum is considered to be Wright’s most significant contribution to American architecture. The Guggenheim will be celebrating throughout the month of June with a range of activities, which will also include $1.50 admission on June 8 (the museum is usually closed on Thursdays), cupcakes, a tour at noon, and a display of rare construction photos.
Museum of Modern Art’s New Exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
Photo by Thomas Griesel
Opening June 12th, the exhibition will comprise of approximately 450 of Wright’s works from the 1890s through the 1950s. Some rare or never been publicly exhibited works will be showcased.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s Prairie Style Passport
Photo by Tim Long
Offered through the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, if you visit three of the Prairie-style buildings on this form during 2017, you can receive a complimentary tour for two people at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, where the Prairie style was created.
Fallingwater’s Lecture Series & Tours
Photo by Nic Lehoux
Fallingwater will offer special lecture series and tours throughout the summer. They are also featuring an ongoing exhibit titled Wright for Wright: The Experimental Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Homes.
Learn about more events celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright here
View some of the most iconic works of Frank Lloyd Wright here