The Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural
& Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
Published: September 3, 2012
The Modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't a hoarder. But he did save just about everything -- whether a doodle on a Plaza Hotel cocktail napkin of an imagined city on Ellis Island, his earliest pencil sketch of the spiraling Guggenheim Museum or a model of Broadacre City, his utopian metropolis. Since Wright's death in 1959 those relics have been locked in storage at his former headquarters -- Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wis., and Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Now that entire archive is moving permanently to New York in an unusual joint partnership between the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University's Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, where it will become more accessible to the public for viewing and scholarship.
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