The Disappearing City: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacres

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

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Explore how architect Frank Lloyd Wright proposed to fundamentally reorganize the American landscape and social economywith a radically dispersed network of private homesteads and shared highways that he called Broadacres. Learn how Broadacres still resonate today, as contemporary designers rethink the relationships between cities, suburbs, mass transit, home ownership, and social inequality. What kinds of communities do we want to build now?

In conjunction with the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.