previews

  • Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesen West, 1937–39, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009. © 2009 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.

    “Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward”

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
    1071 Fifth Avenue
    May 15–August 23, 2009

    Guggenheim Museum | Bilbao
    Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
    October 6, 2009–February 1, 2010

    Curated by Philip Allsopp, Thomas Krens, David van der Leer, Oskar Muñoz, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, and Margo Stipe

    Freshly scrubbed after a three-year restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum celebrates its golden anniversary with an exhibition devoted to the architect’s pioneering conception of space. Wright understood the exterior forms of his buildings as direct expressions of their interiors, a once-revolutionary idea that lost currency as cutting-edge architects increasingly approached their buildings as decorated sheds, abstract compositions, or the sheer articulation of structural concepts and programmatic needs. This exhibition promises a timely counterpoint, presenting more than two hundred original drawings, photographs, video animations, and historical and newly commissioned models relating to sixty-four projects spanning Wright’s vast and protean production.