Exhibitions > Our Most Distinguished Outcast: Frank Lloyd Wright and "Wendingen"
Our Most Distinguished Outcast: Frank Lloyd Wright and "Wendingen"
December 15, 2015–February 12, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham LIbraries (open weekdays only)
This intimate library exhibition explores Wright’s relationship with and influence on early 20th-century Dutch avant-garde architecture. The editors and contributors to Wendingen, a magazine that ran from 1918 to 1932, saw in Wright the embodiment of their architectural goals: cohesive structures that seamlessly unite every aspect of a building’s design. Over seven issues, Dutch architects and other of Wright’s contemporaries praise him, his designs, and reveal to us their vision of a society as harmonious as the buildings it erects.
caption: El Lissitzky. Wendingen v. 4 no. 11 (Frank Lloyd Wright), 1921.
12 hours 23 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
15 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TODAY—Admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
Join us for one of three events, including our American Sign Language gallery talk, a dramatic reading by actor Kelvin Roston Jr. from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and a lecture from our American Art Up Close series.
1 day 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for our latest Sign Language Gallery Talk, presented in ASL with voice interpretation.
Free to Illinois residents—http://bit.ly/247Imst