NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York’s Museum of Modern Art will celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday next year with a wide-ranging exhibit.
June 8, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth. The show will run from June 12 to Oct. 1, 2017.
An acknowledged visionary, rebel and architectural genius, the artistry of Frank Lloyd Wright remains unique and unparalleled to this day. While many consider the Guggenheim in Manhattan to be his most seminal work, many important buildings throughout New York State were also stamped with Wright’s distinctive signature and can be viewed by the public today.
MoMA’s exhibition will feature architectural drawings, models, building fragments, furniture, tableware, textiles and paintings. Museum-goers also will see films, television broadcasts, print media, photos and scrapbooks.
Some of the works have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.
The exhibition will be divided into 12 sections. Each will investigate a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive.
The museum and Columbia University jointly acquired the archive in 2012.
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