Smithsonian Associates: Frank Lloyd Wright: Affordable Homes for Americans
Many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best-known domestic designs are homes for well-to-do clients. Though residences such as Fallingwater in rural Pennsylvania and Chicago’s Frederick C. Robie House are not mansions, they were still out of reach for average Americans. Early in the 20th century, Wright undertook a quest to design housing more accessible for the typical middle-class family. Historian Bill Keene examines this lesser-known aspect of the architect’s career in a program extensively illustrated with images of Wright’s houses and their plans. Tickets for this event are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The event is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For tickets and more information please click here.