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Kinrysan TempleLecture by Kevin Nute, author of Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan

The Art of Life: Frank Lloyd Wright and the ‘Organic’ Nature of Japanese Art

Despite Frank Lloyd Wright’s frequent references to his ‘debt’ to Japanese art, its relationship to his own work remained largely a mystery throughout his long career. It had never been explained, for example, how, in a matter of little more than a decade, this engineering student from rural Wisconsin had become an internationally respected connoisseur of Japanese woodblock prints, nor what such an obscure two-dimensional art form could possibly have to do with revolutionizing modern Western architecture. As this talk will demonstrate, a coincidental personal connection at a critical moment in Wright’s early career can effectively answer both of these questions.

Kevin Nute is the author of Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture; John Yeon and the Landscape Arts of China and Japan; Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life; and Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, which won the International Architectural Monograph Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Location: Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Wright 150 Celebration Dinner

At 7 pm, following Kevin Nute’s talk, join the Trust at the historic University Club of Chicago, across the street from the Art Institute, for a celebratory anniversary dinner in Wright’s honor. The landmark 12-story Neo-gothic building at 76 E. Monroe Street was designed by the Chicago firm of Holabird & Roche in 1909. Enjoy a seated dinner in the Club’s magnificent Michigan Room, overlooking Millennium Park, before gathering for cake in the Monroe Room. Business/cocktail attire is required.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Location: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St

Utagawa Hiroshige, 'Kinryūsan Temple at Asakusa,' from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1856