Special Preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA

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SAH Study Day
Special Preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA
Friday, June 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
$225 per person (limited to 25 participants)
Fellowship Deadline: April 28, 2017
AIA CES: 6 LU

​Registration opens at 3 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 4.

Join curators and scholars at The Museum of Modern Art on June 2 for a one-of-a-kind, daylong preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition on one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century. The exhibition, which opens to the public on June 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth and the fifth anniversary of the transfer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives to the joint stewardship of MoMA and the Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Co-curators Barry Bergdoll (MoMA and Columbia University) and Jennifer Gray (MoMA) will lead a tour of the exhibition, which comprises approximately 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 is structured as an anthology and divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or group of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. SAH members will hear from Mabel O. Wilson (Columbia University), Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington), and Juliet Kinchin (MoMA) as they unpack objects and share critical insights on Wright’s work. Wilson will examine Wright’s proposed design for a Rosenwald School for African American children, Oshima will explore a rare photo album of the Imperial Hotel, and Kinchin will investigate Wright’s design for an experimental farm.

Study Day participants will be among the first to use the newly extended Bauhaus staircase in the Museum's original 1939 building, where a long-missing connection between the ground floor and second floor galleries has been re-established by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and is among the first stages of MoMA's expansion and renovation, scheduled to open fully in 2019.


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ITINERARY



9:45 AM–10:00 AM
Group Arrival
MoMA Lobby

10:00 AM–10:30 AM
Welcome and Informal Presentation
Conference Room, 6th Floor
Refreshments provided by SAH

10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Part 1: Viewing of Exhibition
FLW Galleries, 3rd Floor

12:30 PM–1:30 PM
Group Lunch
MoMA "Cafe 2", 2nd Floor
(seated group lunch, pre-arranged menu)

1:30 PM–3:00 PM
Free Time in MoMA Galleries

3:00 PM–5:00 PM
Part 2: Viewing of Exhibition & Discussion
FLW Galleries, 3rd Floor

5:00 PM
Drinks at The Modern (optional)
1st Floor
 


HOSTS



SAH Contact: 
Christopher Kirbabas, Director of Programs

Barry Bergdoll
, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Jennifer Gray, Project Research Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, and Chair, Japan Studies Program, University of Washington, and President, Society of Architectural Historians

Michael Osman, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in African American Sudies


PRICING INFORMATION



Registration is $225 per person and is non-refundable. Full payment is required at the time of registration. SAH membership is required to attend and may be purchased with registration. The registration deadline is April 28, 2017.

Inclusions:
Morning coffee at MoMA 
Admission fees courtesy of MoMA
Exclusive preview of exhibition with five curators
Exclusive access to first stages of MoMA's expansion
Lunch at MoMA
Free time in MoMA Galleries
SAH Donation

Exclusions:
Airfare, if applicable
Hotel, if applicable
Transportation from/to your home city to MoMA 
Meals and beverages not included in the itinerary


FELLOWSHIP



An SAH Study Program Fellowship is available for this Study Day and is open to current full-time graduate students and emerging professionals. Visit the Research Fellowships page for full criteria and to apply. Applications open at 3 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 4.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

AIA CES



The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is registered with the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA CES) to provide learning units for participation in various events offered by SAH. To receive the eligible number of learning units for your transcript, please provide your AIA member number when you register for this program. At the conclusion of the program, SAH will report your earned learning units to AIA and will notify you to review your transcript to ensure it has been officially recorded.

Images from top:  Frank Lloyd Wright. March Balloons. 1955. Drawing based on a c. 1926 design for Liberty magazine. Colored pencil on paper, 28 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. (71.8 x 62.2 cm). The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York); Rosenwald Foundation School (La Jolla, California). Unbuilt Project. 1928. Pencil and color pencil on tracing paper. 12 3/4 x 25 7/8” (32.4 x 65.7 cm). The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York); Little Farms Unit for Walter V. Davidson. Project, 1932–33. Model. Painted wood and particle board, 7 3/4 x 54 3/4 x 70 in. (19.7 x 139.1 x 177.8 cm). The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York); Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. 1913–23. Cross section looking east. Ink, pencil, and colored pencil on drafting cloth, 15 x 40 in. (38.1 x 101.6 cm). The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).


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