150th Birthday Celebration

Partnership with Art Institute of Chicago

Reserve your seats now for a memorable evening to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th anniversary.

Reserved seating at the Wright 150 Celebration Lecture and Dinner Illustrated Lecture:  $100 per person

The Wright 150 Celebration Dinner and Lecture are SOLD OUT.

Kinrysan Temple Wright 150 Celebration Lecture

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

Frank Lloyd Wright achieved in his architecture the qualities he admired most in Japanese art. He wrote that the Japanese woodblock print, of which he became an internationally respected connoisseur, “is so striking a proof of the fact readily overlooked – that to the true artist his limitations are always, if but understood and rightly wooed, his most faithful and serviceable friends.”

Our speaker, Kevin Nute, acclaimed author of Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, explores the “quickening inspiration” that Wright derived from Japanese art throughout his career – an inspiration that revolutionized modern Western architecture and design.

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