Frank Lloyd Wright’s drawings for Samara: Realization of a Usonian Dream will be presented at The Westcott House located in Springfield, Ohio until April 20th. The collection is a unique exhibition featuring the work from Wright, America’s most celebrated architect. The exhibition comes from The John E. Christian Family Memorial Trust.
Here is some history on Samara House:
- The original owners were John and Kay Christian who decided to build near the campus of Purdue University in 1950.
- The project took six years
- The exhibition features a collection of furnishings, textiles and other items Wright designed specifically for Samara, one of the late Usonian style homes he designed.
Planned lectures at the exhibit:
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Building will be given by Richard Cleary, Ph.D. on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Cleary will discuss Wright’s vision of organic architecture and his innovative approaches to structural systems and construction techniques.
On Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Margo Stipe, Curator and Registrar of Collections, at The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, Taliesin West, will discuss Wright’s revolutionary reworking of architectural space, how he dissolved interior walls and opened interior spaces allowing communion with the natural world he believed was a great spirit.
The Westcott House is located at 1340 East High Street in Springfield, Ohio. Admission fee is $5; free for members of The Westcott House Foundation. For more information call 937-327-9291 or visit www.westcotthouse.org.
(Article from www.Ohio.com, the Akron Beacon Journal’s online website)