I’ve forgotten what I’ve written about next year’s big event: the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum (Feb. 12 — May 15). Here’s a portion of a press release with a summary:
Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century surveys more than 150 works, including drawings —33 of which have never been exhibited publicly— scale models, furniture, and photography as well as video footage of Wright and several key projects. Reflecting on Wright’s impact during his lifetime and his significance today, the retrospective will highlight the many triumphs of Wright’s career and focus on his grand opus of suburban planning, Living City (1958) which, though never realized, was the culmination of all his work. This blueprint for Wright’s urban utopia incorporated the natural environment into everyday life.
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Examining major projects including Unity Temple (Oak Park, Illinois, 1905), Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1936), Johnson Wax (Racine, Wisconsin, 1936, known today as the SC Johnson Administration Building), Taliesin (1911–59), and Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Arizona, 1937–59), the exhibition will analyze Wright’s objectives and illuminate the pioneering vision of the man known as America’s greatest architect.
The event is part of Wisconsin’t big birthday party for Taliesin’s 100th.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century will be exhibited in Phoenix in 2012.