Indira Berndtson, Administrator of Historic Studies at The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, shares a fascinating look at the extraordinarily creative and beautiful dance costumes made for performances held at Taliesin West from 1961 through the late 1970s.
Presented by the Museum’s Arizona Costume Institute.
Renowned Phoenix-based architect Will Bruder will explore how native desert landscapes have become a source of inspiration for his building projects.
Presented in Collaboration with the Nature Conservancy and Design for a Living World Exhibition, on view at Desert Botanical Garden January 16 through April 2, 2012.
In this two-part series, a panel of architects, scholars and urban planners discuss how the “organic” building concepts proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright have influenced American architecture from individual homes to plans for entire cities.
A panel with some of the region’s premier designers will explore Wright’s buildings, especially those that anticipated critical issues in contemporary practice.
Can cities be designed? If so, how and where should they be built? Explore the connections between Broadacre City (on view) and the City of Phoenix in this conversation that looks critically at our region and others in building and maintaining a sustainable urban plan.
Margo Stipe, Curator & Registrar of Collections, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, discusses Wright’s admiration for Japan’s architecture and landscape design and the collections of Japanese objects that he assembled.
Presented by the Museum’s Asian Arts Council
Using several screens from the Frank Lloyd Wright collection, Roger Dunn will discuss the structure, function and history of the Japanese Screen, including a brief reference to some of the main artistic schools.
Presented by the Museum’s Asian Arts Council.
Daily Docent-guided tours at 1pm, repeating on Wednesdays at 6pm.
Tickets are $5, FREE for Museum Members.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the wholesale changes that took place in the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of an infamous housing development in St. Louis.
Set to a haunting score by Phillip Glass, this film makes use of time lapse and slow motion photography to juxtapose different images of movement. The film develops a feeling of chaos as man is shown to be pushing nature out of balance.
What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow … today? Set on the rugged streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is the story of a revolutionary Green Building, and the union teams that bring it to life.
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman team up for a futuristic thriller centering on a genetically altered society of have and have-nots.
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary that considers the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Join us for opening day of Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century! The whole family can have fun with family-friendly tours, building and drawing activities, and new, engaging scavenger hunts inspired by Mr. Wright!