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The Taliesin Festival of Music and Dance
Wednesday, February 8, 12:30pm

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.

Design from the Desert: Will Bruder
Wednesday, February 8, 7pm

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.

Perspectives on Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

The Buildings
Wednesday, March 7, 7pm

A panel with some of the region’s premier designers will explore Wright’s buildings, especially those that anticipated critical issues in contemporary practice.

The City
Wednesday, March 28, 7pm

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Inspiration of Japan
Wednesday, March 14, 6pm

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


Protection from the Wind: Japanese Decorative Screens, Structure, Style and Evolution
Wednesday, March 7, 12pm

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
Sunday, January 8, 1pm

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.

Sunday, January 22, 1pm

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.

The Greening of Southie
Wednesday, January 25, 7pm

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.

Sunday, April 1, 1pm

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman team up for a futuristic thriller centering on a genetically altered society of have and have-nots.

Sunday, April 29, 1pm

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.


December 18, 12 – 3pm

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!

This exhibition is co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum
and Phoenix Art Museum, in collaboration with the
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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