MOMA Announces Major Wright Exhibit for 2017

The Musuem of Modern Art (MOMA) has announced a major Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit will open on June 8, 2017 -- to celebrate Wright's 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive will draw from the Frank Lloyd Wright archives that were transfered to MOMA and Columbia University five years ago.

The museum has described the exhibit as "an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work". It will feature 12 sections, each focusing on a pivotal moment of inportnat theme in Wright's work.

The ehibit will be open June 8, 2017 through October 1, 2017.

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Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect's birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. 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 Archive, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright's work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect.

Organized by MoMA in collaboration with the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, and organized by Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.