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Private Gallery Tour — Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

August 9, 2017

Please join DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State for a special private members-only gallery tour of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at The Museum of Modern Art led by exhibition organizer Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University. The tour will take place after regular opening hours when the galleries are closed to the public.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, is a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. It 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 Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, 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.

Wednesday August 9, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

This program is limited to DOCOMOMO members plus one non-member guest per member.
$25 DOCOMOMO Members
$35 Non-members (must accompany a DOCOMOMO member)
Tour ticket price includes museum admission.
Capacity strictly limited to 25.

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Instructions for entering the museum after hours and the meeting point where the tour will begin will be emailed to registrants.

Frank Lloyd Wright. March Balloons. 1955. Drawing based on a c. 1926 design for Liberty magazine. Colored pencil on paper. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)


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