Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

But perhaps as much as his genius as a stylist and designer, Wright is so well-known due to his longevity and productivity. His designs resulted in 532 completed works…

 – Mike Brewster,
Bloomberg Businessweek

“Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

 – Frank Lloyd Wright

This exhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses. In Wright’s house designs, structure and ornament are one. Every feature of the house—from the overall structure, to the interior, down to the smallest details and objects—was conceived by Wright from the beginning as a single idea.

Wright’s approach to visual enrichment as “organic ornament” grew out of his belief that the visual character of a form—whether an entire house or a lampshade—is integral to the structure of the object. Exploring the distinctive visual, sensory, and expressive quality of Wright’s interiors, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior reveals how the architect’s distinctive abstract and geometric structures permeate the spaces and objects within.

Ideal for limited-security venues, such as small museums and libraries, this exhibition of reproduced works and photographs allows access to the immediacy of the architect’s creative process without damaging the light-sensitive original drawings.

Number of Works:
28 framed works: 20 reproduction drawings, 8 photographs, and 4 digital files for wall murals
Organized by:
International Arts & Artists in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ
Virginia Terry Boyd, professor of design studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Approximate size:
125 – 150 linear feet
Limited security
Exhibitors pay outgoing shipping for venues in the contiguous U.S.
Booking Period:
8 weeks
January 2014 – December 2018
mid-May – December 2018; please inquire about extension
Educational Materials:
Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
September 1, 2012 – October 28, 2012

Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
November 27, 2012 – January 22, 2013

A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, Fort Pierce, FL
March 15, 2013 – May 9, 2013

Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
June 9, 2013 – August 4, 2013

Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House, Ukiah, CA
November 2, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
February 1, 2014 – March 30, 2014

Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
May 31, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
September 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Museum of Myrtle Beach, SC
January 5, 2016 – April 7, 2016

Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC
June 17, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
September 15, 2016 – October 28, 2016

University Art Galleries, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
January 19, 2017 – March 12, 2017

West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA
April 2, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
June 24, 2017 – August 20, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
November 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton, OH
March 2, 2018 – April 29, 2018

The Wright Stuff
The Fall Reporter, by Sue Pischke, June 2013

Looking in on ‘integrated’ interiors
Delmarva Now, by Ursula Ehrhardt, November 2014