Opening Reception: Living in America
September 08, 2017
Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 Wallach Art Gallery, 6th Fl.
Join us! Come celebrate the opening of the Wallach Art Gallery's fall exhibition, "Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem and Modern Housing." "Living in America," part of a manifesto that was written on wooden panels traveling with the model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City (1929–58), evokes a question that preoccupied architects and planners throughout the mid-twentieth century. Wright's idealized plan for an exurban settlement of single-family homes offered one possible answer; plans for large public or subsidized housing located in urban areas presented another. Although these two visions seem a world apart, they share a common history explored in the exhibition.