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LGBT Art History: Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater

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Please note: At the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center, all programs and services for adults are cancelled through May 15, 2020. Some supportive services and the community book group will be offered in virtual formats, please check the event page on their website to know if the program is happening virtually or if it is cancelled.


What’s queer about Frank Lloyd Wright and his world? — a lot! This class will focus on Frank Lloyd Wright’s amazing and exciting designs, especially one of his most important works, Fallingwater — the Kaufmann House— in Mill Run, PA. You’ll also learn about Wright’s relationships, the gay man who was Wright’s teacher, the gay men who owned Fallingwater and their relation to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and more.

Fallingwater hosted a series of superstars. Frida Kahlo slept there, and you’ll see photos of her room, that are not available for viewing in books or the Internet! Also included in this presentation will be a visual feast of original photos of some other terrific examples of Wright’s designs that are in both Pennsylvania and Florida.

And there will be great themed snacks!

Sit back, prepare to laugh, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer artists and other key figures in history. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity, with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free four session class at the LGBT Community Center.