A “WRIGHT” MUSEUM ROAD TRIP
Looking to stretch your Taliesin experience into a Frank Lloyd Wright themed excursion this summer? These museums are currently highlighting his interior design and environmental prowess in three fascinating exhibitions.
Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 20, the exhibition will feature printed and woven textiles, wallpapers, and mahogany vases from Wright’s line of affordable home products for the general consumer, many of which were recently acquired for The Met collection.
(Image credit: Frank Lloyd Wright textile design studies, [ca. 1955]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.)
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior at Museum of the Southwest
FLLW’s houses are often considered his biggest legacy. Through reproduction drawings, photographs, and photographic murals, view the myriad ways—both obvious and subtle—he created the visual character of interior space and objects within it, each an essential detail of the larger whole. (*Note: This is a touring exhibition organized by International Arts & Artists in cooperation with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The full schedule can be accessed here.)
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Explore American artists’ impact on shaping environmental understanding and stewardship via 100 artworks which span 300 years of evolving ideas reflected in paintings, photographs, and installations by Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Moran, Dorothea Lange and more.
And if you have not seen the one structure which incorporates four distinct time periods of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design and construction, get the inside scoop on Hillside Studio & Theater before it is closed for preservation work later this year.