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Frank Lloyd Wright Archive is moving to New York

September 26, 2012

Faced with the need for more space and funding to care for the archive of one of America’s best known architects, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recently announced an agreement with MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library to manage care of and public access to Wright’s sketches, drawings and models. The decision came as the Foundation was weighing the long term costs of storing the legendary architect’s expansive archive. By partnering with these two New York institutions, not only will this fundraising burden be eased, but Wright’s legacy will be accessible to a much larger audience. The Foundation will continue to be involved in curatorial and archival management. Perhaps more significantly, Wright, often viewed as an outlier, will be under the same roof as the archives of such contemporaries as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

NYTimes article (9/04/2012)

Rendering of Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA. Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation