New York City: Wright’s Urban Vision
July 8-10, 2017
“The building is non-traditional, non-representational, non-historical abstract art in its own right… You may go to this building to see Kandinsky or Jackson Pollock; you remain to see Frank Lloyd Wright.”- Lewis Mumford on the Guggenheim
In 1943, Hilla Rebay, Solomon Guggenheim’s curator, wrote to Frank Lloyd Wright declaring, “I need a fighter, a lover of space, an originator, a tester, a wise man. I want a temple of the spirit, a monument! And your help to make it possible.” Rebay’s request resulted in one of the most iconic structures of Wright’s career, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on a summer excursion to New York City. This three-day, two-night program coincides with the Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. This major exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.
Enjoy private, VIP tours of Wright’s landmark Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art; view original drawings and plans at the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the most extensive Wright archive in the world; visit the living room of the Frances W. Little house at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and so much more during this activity-packed weekend. Our home is The Warwick New York, conveniently located in Midtown and within walking distance of MoMA and Central Park.
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