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Friday, April 25, 2014 April After Hours at Robie House

Wright's architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 Influences on Frank Lloyd Wright: Blanche Ostertag and Marion Mahony

Mahony and Ostertag worked with Wright in the early years of his Chicago practice. While Mahony achieved recognition within her lifetime, Ostertag remains more elusive. This lecture explores her contributions to Wright’s practice and her influence on Mahony’s distinctive rendering style.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 ALL WRIGHT 2014 Housewalk

Join us for the Trust’s 40th annual architectural housewalk, ALL WRIGHT 2014 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust. The ALL WRIGHT Housewalk celebrates the timeless designs of Frank Lloyd Wright in an area that has the largest number of Wright-designed homes anywhere.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 Legacy Year Ragtime Benefit Concert

A concert of ragtime music performed by pianist and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Reginald Robinson, presented as part of the Trust’s All Wright Architectural Housewalk.

 

First performance at 7 pm and second performance at 8:30 pm

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 Legacy Year Ragtime Benefit Concert

A concert of ragtime music performed by pianist and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Reginald Robinson, presented as part of the Trust’s All Wright Architectural Housewalk.

 

First performance at 7 pm and second performance at 8:30 pm

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 The Griffins' Canberra: The Ambition and Reach of Chicago Progressive Architecture

Canberra, the capital city of Australia, has only recently come to be written into the history of Prairie architecture. Designed by Wright’s former employee Walter Burley Griffin, it remains an important project folding Wright's innovations into Burnham's urbanistic theatrics. This lecture will explore the remarkable story of the Griffins’ Canberra.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tour of Barry Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Designed in 1922 by Wright’s former employee Francis Barry Byrne, St. Thomas the Apostle Church is considered to be the first modern Catholic church. Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust for a tour of this powerful work of architecture.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 Origins and Influences: Vienna 1910 - A Survey of the City's Architecture and Design Scene during Frank Lloyd Wright's Visit

At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna emerged as a great cultural center that stood at the forefront of developments in music, art, psychology and the natural sciences. The city was considered a focal point of European Modernism. Christian Witt-Dörring considers the status of the city’s architectural avant-garde during Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit in 1910.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 Origins and Influences: Traditional Japanese Art as a Means Toward Organic Architecture

Kevin Nute examines Wright's interest in traditional Japanese pictorial art in the context of his philosophy of 'organic' architecture, and how the former contributed directly to its formal expression.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 Origins and Influences: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Origins of the House as a Work of Art

Wendy Hitchmough traces the European roots of Wright’s most ambitious early houses. From William Morris to the Omega Workshops, from Carl Larsson to Eliel Saarinen she considers the ways in which artists and designers joined forces and art opened the way to breaking rules in domestic design.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 In Wright's Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp

Within the historic drafting room of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, fantasy campers learn basic drafting techniques and execute frameable floor plans of their own dream creations.  For non-architects only.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts

June 6-15, 2014

Enjoy exclusive access and curator-led tours of buildings and collections that represent the very best of the British Arts and Crafts movement in London, Glasgow and the Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished at the turn of the last century.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 Travel Wright Vienna: The Secession

September 5-12, 2014
Explore masterworks of the Secessionist Movement in Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.  See influential works by Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffman on this in-depth tour.
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