Appreciators of modernism will be happy to know that a new free exhibit on the work of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is now on display at the District Architecture Center, located in Penn Quarter and administered by the D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The exhibit centers on his houses, known for their open space and functionality.
“Through reproduction drawings, photographs, and photographic murals, the exhibition illustrates the myriad—both obvious and subtle—ways Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it, each an essential detail of the larger whole,” says an AIA notice regarding the exhibit, which will be on display through September 6, 2019. “The works in this exhibition reveal how all elements in Wright’s design express the overarching abstract geometric order of the house.” Virginia Terry Boyd, a Wright expert, is serving as the curator.
The AIA is partnering with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and International Arts & Artists on the exhibit. The gallery is generally open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It is closed on weekends.)