Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece
Curated by John Vinci with Tim Samuelson, Chris Ware, and Eric Nordstrom
Reimagining the Larkin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Icon
Curated by Jonathan D. Katz
Why are buildings designed by architects Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright so haunting, especially those that have been destroyed? More than simply creating a physical structure, both architects had rare gifts for engaging the human senses and emotions through the power of space, color, light, and motion – all qualities that can never quite be conveyed by photography or drawings. Their buildings demanded to be experienced.
This exhibition attempts to conjure the essence of two long-gone masterpieces. Louis Sullivan’s Garrick Theater Building in Chicago stood for only sixty-nine years and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building in Buffalo lasted only forty-four years, and yet, these buildings continue to resonate, far outlasting their physical presence.
- 24 September to 27 November 2021
659 W. Wrightwood
60614 Chicago, USA
- Wrightwood 659