Daniel Bluestone: Saving Wright’s Robie House, 1957

WhenOctober 18, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WhereCochrane-Woods Art Center 157
Contact InformationArt History Department
DescriptionArchitectural historian Daniel Bluestone (PhD ’84) explores the contentious preservation campaign spurred by the Chicago Theological Seminary’s 1957 plan to demolish Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and replace it with a married student dormitory. With assistance from officials of the University of Chicago and Wright himself, the successful campaign to save the Robie House reflected critical economic and racial tensions in post-war American culture, memory, and urban renewal. Q&A and reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Department of Art History in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust as part of the 2018-19 Smart Lecture Series
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Lectures
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