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Conference Event: Housing Wright, The Joint Acquisition of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive

by User Not Found | Jan 24, 2013

The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, in collaboration with the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library and the Museum of Modern Art, present:

Housing Wright
Saturday, April 13th, 6:30–8:30
Greatbatch Pavilion, Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY

On the final evening of the SAH Conference, please join us at the Darwin Martin House for an event hosted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture to mark the recent joint acquisition of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive by Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Carole Ann Fabian, Director of Avery Library, and Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, will discuss the institutional opportunities provided by this unique acquisition. The archive includes over 23,000 architectural drawings, 44,000 historical photographs, large-scale presentation models, manuscripts, and extensive correspondence, among other documents.

The evening will also include a preview of research on Wright initiated by the Buell Center, using the Darwin Martin House as a case study. Wright’s place in the canon of American architecture has been secured through decades of critical examination and rigorous scholarship. Buell Center Director Reinhold Martin and Columbia PhD Candidate Leslie Klein will explain how the Buell project builds on this work in relationship to the archive.

A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Wine, beer, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. More information about the acquisition can be found here:, as well as in coverage by the New York Times:

For more information on the SAH Conference or to register for this event, visit

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