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Signature Events Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th


An Exhibition of Pedro E. Guerrero Photography of Frank Lloyd Wright: Celebrating Two American Masters in their Anniversary Years
May–October 

An exhibit of iconic photos of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero in the Dana Gallery of the Hillside Home School at Taliesin celebrates the 20-year friendship between two American masters: Wright and Guerrero. In addition to 2017 being Wright’s 150th, it is the 100th anniversary of Guerrero’s birth.

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50% Off Public Tours in Honor of Wright’s 150th
Tuesday, June 6–Thursday, June 8

 All Taliesin Preservation public tours will be offered at half price in honor of Wright’s 150th. This includes everything from the one-hour tour of the Hillside Home School to the two-hour tour of the Taliesin residence to the four-hour tour of the entire Taliesin estate.

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Tan-y-Deri Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, June 2

A ribbon-cutting event with invited guests will celebrate the successful completion of a multi-year comprehensive exterior and interior restoration of Tan-y-Deri. Wright designed this shingled prairie home for his sister in 1907 and later made it part of his Taliesin estate.


A Wright Celebration for Kids with Author/Entertainer Bob Kann
Saturday, June 17

This family-friendly event in Taliesin’s Hillside Theater celebrates Wright’s 150th with a fun and interactive presentation by children’s author and entertainer Bob Kann (Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture, Wisconsin State Historical Society Press). Afterward, visitors will enjoy Wright’s traditional birthday cake on the Hillside lawn. 

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Celebrating Wright’s 150th in Word and Music: The Taliesin Community Chorus Presents a World Premiere Composition
Sunday, August 6, and Monday, August 7

Taliesin Preservation and the Rural Musicians Forum present music and spoken word from Frank Lloyd Wright to Bach, Copland, and others — and the world premiere of a new choral composition by Scott Gendel in honor of Wright’s 150th performed by the Taliesin Community Chorus. Tickets will be available online soon.


A Celebration Honoring Two American Masters: Frank Lloyd Wright and Pedro E. Guerrero
Tuesday, September 5

A reception featuring local wine and cheese at the Hillside School and an exhibit of Guerrero's photography in the Dana Gallery, followed by a free screening of the PBS American Masters documentary “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey” at Taliesin’s Hillside Theater. The event celebrates the 20-year friendship between Wright and Guerrero. A milestone year for both, it is Guerrero’s 100th and Wright’s 150th birthdays. *Ticket price is for the reception and exhibit.

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50th Anniversary Gala at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Friday, September 22

This evening event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Wright’s Riverview Terrace on the Wisconsin River at the edge of the Taliesin estate, known today as the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. In addition to a lovely dinner featuring Taliesin-grown produce, keynote speakers will present the rich history of this building, for which Lady Bird Johnson attended the grand opening on this date in 1967. Tickets will be available online soon.


Some of these programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin
and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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