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Frank Lloyd Wright at the Figge: A Conversation PDF Print E-mail
Art - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 10:47

The Figge Art Museum will soon open its Frank Lloyd Wright gallery, a collection of eight pieces showing the architect/designer's "Prairie" and "Usonian" styles, documenting his shift toward ever-simpler forms.

The Figge describes the gallery as "a significant group of Wright's works that provide a chronological overview of his decorative arts and furniture designs.  Although Wright is a notable architect, he was also an innovative designer of art glass, domestic interiors and furnishings, an aspect of his career that is less well-known to the general public."

Below is an edited audio discussion about the new gallery. Participating are Figge Senior Curator Greg Gilbert and Figge Art Museum Director Sean O'Harrow; asking questions are River Cities' Reader Managing Editor Jeff Ignatius and Quad-City Times Entertainment Editor David Burke.

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Desk detail. Click for a larger version.

Leaded glass. Click for a larger version.

Desk. Click for a larger version.

Usonian chair. Click for a larger version.

Usonian table. Click for a larger version.

Vase. Click for a larger version.

Leaded glass. Click for a larger version.

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