Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century, but how did his genius begin? Where did he get his inspiration?
Rescheduled due to inclement weather in April, please attend the Senior Education Program Monday, June 11, to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright from Roy R. Behrens, a professor of art and distinguished scholar at the University of Northern Iowa. Behrens has taught graphic design and design history across America for nearly 45 years. He visits on behalf of Humanities Iowa, a program to help promote the understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.
Behrens’ presentation, “Frank Lloyd Wright – Or Was He Wrong?” will discuss what traditions Wright inherited from the Victorian era, as well what architectural and design traditions contributed to Wright’s professional development as an architect. Behrens will also examine the influence Wright had on younger architects in the 20th century. The presentation will be illustrated by historical images and iconic objects Wright created throughout his career.
This program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development at 641-236-2590 by the Thursday before the program.