The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Friday 15 May 2009 to Sunday 23 August 2009
Fifty years after the completion of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic work, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have partnered to develop Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward, an original exhibition which examines Wright’s concepts of space and its impact upon the organization of modern life.

The exhibition highlights the Guggenheim’s famed spiral as a culmination of the continuous spatial experiences that defined Wright’s 70-year career.

The exhibition explores how Wright’s forms, designed from within outward, showcase the positive effects that architecture can exert on the human psyche. Through the presentation of over eighty of Wright’s projects, from privately commissioned homes to office, civic and government buildings to religious and performance spaces as well as unrealized urban megastructures, the exhibition elucidates his visionary projection of the modern lifestyle—initiating open, communal spaces and stimulating social exchange.

It also examines his ability to organically unite people, buildings, and nature in physical and spiritual harmony. Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward will be presented through a range of media including over 200 original drawings, newly commissioned and historic models, one-to-one scale replicas, newly created video and digital renderings, photography, and ephemera such as correspondence and blueprints.

The curatorial team includes Thomas Krens, Senior Advisor of International Affairs for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and David van der Leer , Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with Philip Allsopp, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives; Oskar Muñoz, Assistant Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives; and Margo Stipe, Curator and Registrar of Collections of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York City 10128 0173
Manhattan Precinct
New York
United States
Architectural illustration
Cloverleaf Quadruple Housing (project) Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1942
© All rights reserved The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona 2009 United States
Frank Lloyd Wright. Aerial perspective. Colored pencil and ink on paper. 26 x 36 inches. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. FLLW FDN # 4203.002