with special Guest
The Honorable Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin
along with other elected officials
Watch the recording at noon on our socials:
Taliesin Preservation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are pleased to unveil a new plaque installed at the great architect’s private estate in Spring Green, Wisc, celebrating the sites inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The event will feature special guests, including Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) recognizes landmarks or sites for cultural, historical, or scientific relevance. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, based in Chicago, IL, spearheaded the serial nomination of eight major works by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The inscription for Wright’s works was announced on July 7, 2019, during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee. Wright’s buildings are the first US Modern Architecture to be included on the United Nations’ list of the world’s most significant cultural and natural sites, representing American design for the first time on a global stage. Taliesin was chosen to be a part of this honor as a great example of an organic connection to the surrounding landscape of the driftless region. The inscription is an honorary distinction that provides additional protection of the properties.
Through its public programming, Taliesin Preservation seeks to demonstrate where architecture, nature, agriculture, and culture converge around a sensitivity, integration, belonging and responsibility to place. Taliesin Preservation works in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the owners and stewards of Taliesin, along with Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The serial inscription also includes Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Taliesin West, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and brings greater awareness to and appreciation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s complete body of work. Learn more about the UNESCO inscription.
Special Thanks to:
The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation and Sidney K. Robinson for their contributions to the Tea Circle Restoration project.