When it comes to Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture nothing takes the place of visiting in person and experiencing his environments first hand. I will never forget the first time I visited Fallingwater after years of studying photos and models. It's the scale of the buildings that is most striking. I maintain that any Wright building you have seen in pictures is about 60% the size you think it is.
This fall you have some remarkable opportunities to visit some Wright designed environments:
On September 26th, a few lucky people may enjoy a once-in-a- lifetime evening at Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. There are a few spots left at this intimate event. The evening begins with a private tour and cocktails at Kentuck Knob, Lord and Lady Palumbo's Wright designed house eight miles from Fallingwater, followed by a twilight tour of the grounds at Fallingwater. Cocktails in the living room, tours of the house, and a wonderful gourmet dinner at the Wright designed table where Einstein, renowned artists, and leaders of industry have dined will complete the evening.
October 13th through 17th the annual Frank Lloyd Wright Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin. The theme, "On Home Ground" underscores the importance of Wisconsin, the state where Wright was born and buried, that he always considered home, and for which he designed nearly 150 buildings.
The conference includes: lectures on Wright's career, an exciting silent auction in Monona Terrace on beautiful Lake Monona, and tours of the many Wright designed buildings in Madison and the surrounding area, including Taliesin, Milwaukee and the rarely seen cottages on Delevan Lake. Robert Campbell, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic for the Boston Globe will deliver the keynote address, and distinguished Wright photographer Pedro Guerrero will be the featured speaker at a gala dinner concluding the conference.
On November 20th, the Conservancy is making the very rarely visited Auldbrass Plantation in Yamessee, South Carolina available for afternoon tours of the spacious grounds and buildings. An elegant gourmet dinner in this very unique home is also planned as a separate event that evening.
The proceeds from these memorable events will help the Conservancy continue its work of identification and conservation of existing Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings.
For details or to register for any of these matchless events, please see the Conservancy's web site or call 312.663.5500.