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Home | News | El Paso Museum of Art’s New Exhibit Features Wright’s Architecture of the Interior
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El Paso Museum of Art’s New Exhibit Features Wright’s Architecture of the Interior

The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) invites the public to the Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior, exhibition that opens on October 13 at the museum.

The exhibit explores the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment. Through design drawings, photographs, furniture, and textiles, the exhibition illustrates the various ways Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it.

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Frank Lloyd Wright used the term “organic” when referring to his designs to express his belief that structure, furnishings, and ornament should function as one.

Displayed furniture, including barrel and origami chairs, tables, and floor and table lamps, demonstrates the role of smaller objects in creating an organic and holistic design while design drawings and photographs reveal the ingenious ways he maximized the feeling of open space.

The works in Architecture of the Interior exemplify Wright’s organic aesthetic and visual language of abstraction and geometry.

Complementing the exhibition will be various educational and public programs, including a lecture on Wright’s creative vision and legacy by Taliesin West CEO and President, Stuart Graff on Thursday, October 19, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

The lecture will take place in EPMA’s El Paso Energy Auditorium.

A special preview reception exclusively for EPMA members will begin at 5:30 p.m. on October 12. The reception will feature a vinyl DJ set by Atomic Wax, wine, and light bites.

To become an EPMA member, please contact Museum membership at (915) 212-3068 or send an email to EPMAMember@elpasotexas.gov

The exhibition is free and open to the public through February 11, 2018.

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