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message 1: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Aug 30, 2009 04:04AM) (new)

Heather | 8207 comments Sunday, August 30, 2009
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August 27, 2009, 9:36 am
Wright Exhibition Sets Guggenheim Attendance Record
By Dave Itzkoff

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

The original model of the Guggenheim Museum in the exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward.” A recent exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright went very right indeed for the Guggenheim Museum: it was the highest-attended exhibition in the museum’s history since it started keeping track of such figures in 1992, the museum said. In an email message, a publicist for the Guggenheim said that “Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward,” a retrospective of Wright’s work timed to the museum’s 50th anniversary that included drawings and models (including his original model for the Guggenheim Museum itself) drew 372,000 visitors for the 87 days it ran there, from May 15 through Aug. 23. The exhibition is now on its way to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where it will be shown from Oct. 22 through Feb. 14. The museum said that prior to “From Within Outward,” its best-attended exhibition had been “Frank Gehry, Architect,” which it ran in 2001, followed by “Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe” in 2008, “Giorgio Armani” in 2000 and “The Art of the Motorcycle” in 1998.



message 2: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8207 comments I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and thought this was interesting. I would have been one of the 372,000 visitors for the show had I been in NY at the time!


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

HI Heather,

It was a great exhibition! I am still in awe of FLW's Falling Water. How wonderful it must be to live IN a masterpiece. :)


message 4: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8207 comments That is my favorite also, Mary. I read in the newspaper a few weeks back of one of his houses being sold because it was no longer up to code??? Is this true, do you know which one I am talking about? It was a bit run down, but it was selling for quite a pretty penny!


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I enjoyed this design very much.


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