Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful
June 28, 2007 - October 8, 2007
Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful showcases Frank Lloyd Wright’s passion for creating a new way of life for Americans through architecture. In particular, the exhibition focuses on his legendary skill in creating harmony between architectural structure and interior design while fulfilling the needs of a modern lifestyle. Featuring approximately 100 objects, the exhibition includes furniture, metalwork, textiles, drawings, and accessories from the collections of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other public and private collections. Curated by Dr. Virginia T. Boyd, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful conveys the methods through which Wright implemented the philosophy of the “house beautiful.” The exhibition explores how Wright sought to develop a modern interior reflective of a uniquely American spirit of democracy and individual freedom, illustrates his development in integrating the space with furnishings and architectural elements, and shows his experiments with bringing these ideas to the homes of average Americans.
Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful is organized by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Scott and Isabelle Black, with additional support from Unum. Media support has been provided by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and WCSH 6.
Angela Adams and Frank Lloyd Wright: A discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright's style with designer Angela Adams from the Maine Sunday Telegram 9/2/07
Maine Public Radio: Interview with Chief Curator Tom Denenberg 6/28/07
Added by alanapost on September 18, 2007