In celebration of the 150th birthday of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, New York’s MoMA is holding a comprehensive retrospective. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive looks at the legend’s drawings and architectural models as a way to delve into his pioneering career.
The 450 objects on display from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives were jointly acquired by the MoMA and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University in 2012. It’s only fitting that the exhibition should take place in New York City, as Wright spent the later part of his career there, focused on designing the Guggenheim.
Divided into 12 sections, everything from colored pencil drawings of Fallingwater to models of unrealized projects helps piece together the genius of Wright. As an architect who embraced new technology and aimed at forging a uniquely American style of construction, it’s impossible to overstate his influence.
The exhibition, which will be accompanied by lectures and panel discussion, also includes photographs, paintings, and scrapbooks for a complete glimpse into the mind of Frank Lloyd Wright. Running through October 1, 2017, anyone interested in a critical look at how Wright changed the course of architectural history won’t want to miss this retrospective.