The DC Preservation League is holding its first Instameet on Sunday, July 16, to explore the mid-century modern paradise of Southwest DC. Beginning at Arena Stage, the group will tour part of the neighborhood and photograph housing that includes the aluminum domes of River Park and one of I.M. Pei’s lesser known apartments. Afterwards we will cool off at Cantina Marina (cash bar) and enjoy free snacks. The tour will start at 5 pm at Arena Stage entrance (two blocks from Waterfront Metro). Sign up here.
Month: June 2017
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Today marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. The work of the most iconic American architect is still much discussed today and continues to impact the realm of modern, organic architecture. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Museum of Modern Art is holding Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive. According to MoMA, the major exhibition, which opens June 12, “comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s” and is “structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections.”
So go see this exhibit. Visit Wright’s Guggenheim while in New York. Or go see his masterpiece, Fallingwater. For an excursion closer to DC, check out the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria. Wright though very highly of himself and his work. He would want you to go see them to celebrate his contributions to architecture.