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A Trip To See MoMA's Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 18, 2014 01:06 AM
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by Eric last modified Mar 17, 2014

I had to fly to New York City last Friday for a business meeting, so I thought I'd fit a side trip to the Museum of Modern Art to see the new exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal. I figured I'd snap a few pics to share with PrairieMod readers. Read and see more after the jump... Located in a third floor gallery in the museum, Frank Lloyd Wright and the...




 

 

MoMA_FLW_2I had to fly to New York City last Friday for a business meeting, so I thought I'd fit a side trip to the Museum of Modern Art to see the new exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal. I figured I'd snap a few pics to share with PrairieMod readers. Read and see more after the jump...

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Located in a third floor gallery in the museum, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal is not a very large exhibit. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in the quality of materials on display. The well-designed exhibit was nicely put together and featured several original drawings, printed materials, photographs, and models. Several of Mr. Wright’s skyscraper designs were on display, including drawings for the Call Building, St. Marks, SC Johnson Research Tower, Price Tower, Lacy Hotel, Mile High Illinois, etc.

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The model for Broadacre City was the centerpiece of the exhibit and looked beautiful. What was poignant was that I had picked up a copy of Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, Cornelia Brierly’s Tales of Taliesin book with me on the plane to read and she wrote quite a bit about the experiences of working on the Broadacre model and touring with it in 1935 to New York, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. On the plane ride back, I had not noticed it when I originally bought the book at a discount book store, but Cornelia had signed it on the title page. It made me smile to see that and know that I had it with me when I saw the model she worked so passionately on.

If you are in the New York City area, definitely make plans to go see this small gem of an exhibit before it ends on June 1, 2014, you won't be disappointed. More details here.

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