Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

June 19 – August 29, 2020
Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery

Photographic Reproduction of the interior of the C. Thaxter Shaw House, Living Area, Montreal, Canada, 1906. Image courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior, anexhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects, offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses.  In Wright’s house designs, structure and ornament are one.  Every feature of the house—from the overall structure, to the interior, down to the smallest details and objects—was conceived by Wright from the beginning as a single idea.

Wright’s approach to visual enrichment as “organic ornament” grew out of his belief that the visual character of a form—whether an entire house or a lampshade—is integral to the structure of the object. Exploring the distinctive visual, sensory, and expressive quality of Wright’s interiors, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior reveals how the architect’s distinctive abstract and geometric structures permeate the spaces and objects within.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in cooperation with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.   It is sponsored locally by Mason City Clinic, the John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation and Bergland + Cram Architects.  This exhibition, opening Friday, June 19, 2020, will be on display in the Museum’s Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery through August 29, 2020.

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