How to Honor Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday Around the Country
Mark your calendars, Frank Lloyd Wright fans. In honor of the American architect’s 150th birthday on June 8, check out these events around the country that are celebrating his legacy.
Whether you’re in New York City, Chicago, or Arizona, you’ll be able to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings or attend a variety of events including an art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, interactive design lessons for the kids, and a special series showcasing the only doghouse he created (what didn’t he do?).
If you’re not familiar with Wright, you’ve probably heard of his famed designs. Perhaps the Guggenheim Museum in New York City rings a bell? Even if you’re not a Wright fanatic, you’ll definitely enjoy learning about how his original theories relating to nature, urban development, and social politics transformed the way we live.
Make sure to get your tickets ASAP (if applicable) because many are selling out fast. Here’s just a sample of buzzed-about events and specials honoring his birthday:
New York City
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive (June 12-October 1)
The MoMA exhibit will feature 450 pieces of his work from the 1890s to the 1950s.
FLW Nightcap Package at Hotel Valley Ho (through June 30)
Book your tickets for a getaway to Scottsdale, where you can stay and play at Wright’s Hotel Valley Ho. The package includes a guest room and a Magical History Tour for two, which explores the hotel’s midcentury modern architecture and Hollywood history. If you’re not already sold, you’ll be able to sip on his favorite drink, too: an Irish Whiskey.
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The Art of Life: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Organic Nature of Japanese Art (June 8)
One of Wright’s biggest inspirations was Japanese art, so this lecture will explore how his affinity for this type of work greatly impacted Western design.