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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Taliesin Centennial Season Underway

This year, a celebration has been under way honoring the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's personal home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. 
Taliesin (1911) is a definitive architectural masterpiece and was officially nominated this year as a World Heritage Site, along with ten other Wright buildings. 
The Taliesin Centennial season included an opening reception at the Milwaukee Art Museum, several concerts, lectures, workshops and exhibits, all paying homage to the artistic life, history and community that encompass Wright’s legacy. 
On October 15th the celebration will conclude with a Centennial Gala fundraising event on the Taliesin Estate.

Taliesin's Centennial is a milestone in the estate's history, and for decades, preservation has been approached with an understanding that, for Wright, the house on the hill, the "shining brow," is a living process, always at work, always expanding interpretation, always inviting new responses. Proceeds from the Gala will support the preservation of Taliesin.

The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar (wine and beer), and keynote remarks b y Eric Lloyd Wright, by architect and grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright. Following the keynote speaker, there will be a special performance by nationally-acclaimed musician Max Weinberg and his Big Band. The evening will also include a silent auction featuring work created on the Taliesin estate by professional artists, and an opportunity to view the centennial exhibit "Taliesin - the Work of a Lifetime." 
The event will take place in Frank Lloyd Wright's 5,000-square-foot drafting studio in the Hillside School at Taliesin.  Ticket price is $150 per person ($100 tax-deductible). Advance tickets required. To purchase tickets, contact the reservation staff at (877) 588-7900, ext. 226. 
For more information visit www.taliesinpreservation.org

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