MoMA Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday with Major Exhibition

In celebration of the renowned architect’s 150th birthday, the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA) opened the archive of Frank Lloyd Wright and took a plunge into his pioneering career. To remind us of the beauty and significance of his work, the museum is holding the major exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive”. The exhibition presents a rich collection of the architect’s drawings and models for its visitors to view.

Model for New York’s Guggenheim – Courtesy of MoMA

The 450-piece collection is divided into twelve sections. The pieces range from hand sketches of the architect’s famous masterpieces to models of his unrealized projects. They, also, include photographs, paintings, scrapbooks, and print media, in addition to building fragments, furniture, tableware, and textiles.

Watercolor and ink sketch for the Plan for Greater Baghdad – Courtesy of MoMA

The event will involve lectures and discussions, and it will display films and television broadcasts from the architect’s archive. The exhibition is taking place in New York City, and it will be running until the 1st of October, 2017. New York is where Wright spent the later part of his career, focusing on the Guggenheim Museum project.

 

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