Even though it was time for the clocks to "Spring forward", Winter came roaring back with a vengeance this week for several parts of the country. If you got snowed-in, then wrap yourself up in a blanket, grab a beverage, and enjoy this week's Wright-related news, curated as always by your friends at Wright Society.
Spring will be here soon, so "Stay Calm and Wright On!"
Higher Learning Commission Approves Plan for Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture To Maintain Accreditation
This week, the Higher Learning Commission announced its approval of the Change of Control application submitted by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. This allows the school to operate as an entity independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and thus maintain its accreditation as an institute of higher learning. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Eaglefeather Brought To Virtual Life
Razin Khan has once again brought an unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright project to life. View his incredible animation of a Malibu, CA home, known as "Eaglefeather," as Mr. Wright must have imagined it. View here.
The Guggenheim’s Greatest Hits Come Roaring Back
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum brings us “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim,” a permanent collection show that fills the rotunda. A view of the exhibition on the Guggenheim ramps is available here. Read more.
The David and Gladys Wright House Launches Virtual Tour
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son, the David and Gladys Wright House, will offer website visitors a glimpse into what is considered Wright’s last residential masterpiece. While public tours of the home are temporarily closed, this Virtual Tour allows a glimpse at Frank Lloyd Wright's significant work. Read more.
Unity Temple Makes The Top 15 Historical Sites in Illinois List
AmericanTowns Media has published a list of top historical sites in Illinois and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple is included. See the complete list here. Read more.
Should We Resurrect Dead Buildings?
Aaron Betsky, the dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, gives a compelling argument for why society should concentrate on how to make something new out of the old, rather than tearing down the new to resurrect the old. What's you're opinion? Read more.
Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories
The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories from March 9-April 20. This exhibit celebrates the centennial of Pedro E.Guerrero’s birth in 1917, and explores the collaboration between the famous Mexican-American photographer and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more.
The Life, Work, and Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright: Milwaukee Public Library
Professor James Slauson will offer a presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, design work, and legacy at the Milwaukee Public Library on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Original Frank Lloyd Wright textiles, samples, and limited edition architecture portfolios will be on display. Read more.
New Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Online Store
If you are like us, you like to keep on top of all the new offerings using designs based on Frank Lloyd Wright's work. The new Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation online store has lots to offer and a portion of the proceeds help preserve and maintain the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House Awarded Grant
The Springfield News Sun reports that the The Westcott House Foundation has been awarded a grant by the Ohio History Fund. The money will be used on a series of renovations to the historic Springfield property known as the Westcott House, which was built in 1908 for prominent businessman Burton J. Westcott and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more.
Roadtripping Frank Lloyd Wright’s Greatest Archi-hits
There is a great article in the New York Post by James Nevius about taking in some of the most iconic Wright destinations over a long weekend. Sounds like a great trip! Read more.
A Brief Introduction to a Frank Lloyd Wright Opera Titled “Shining Brow’
For those of you who are fans of the Opera (or just fans of Frank Lloyd Wright) ECS Publishing has made available for the celebration of the 150th year of Frank Lloyd Wright a four-minute introduction to Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon’s Frank Lloyd Wright opera Shining Brow. Read more.
"The Madison Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright" Now Available
March Schweitzer, owner/operator of Madison City Tours, sends word that her new 16-page brochure, The Madison Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, is now available for purchase. Complete with driving directions, addresses, color photos, and map, the booklet will help Wright enthusiasts explore beautiful Madison, WI on their own. You can purchase by phone (608) 692-8083, on the web at www.madisoncitytours.com, at Monona Terrace, the Unitarian Meeting House, and the WI State Historical Society Museum Shop. Read more.
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