Art History Talk: Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater

[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a light purple background for the upper half and a yellow background for the lower half. Large white text reads "Art and History from a Queer Perspective," and small yellow text reads "Series 6." Black text reads "Monday, December 20 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.," "Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA," and "Snacks by Trish Sullivan." Purple text reads "Class #3: Frank Lloyd Wright & Fallingwater." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is below, and the address "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101" is to the right of the logo in black. The right side of the graphic features a series of images featuring artwork from Frank Lloyd Wright.]

The third class of Series 6 of "Art (and) History From a Queer Perspective" focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs, especially one of his most important works, Fallingwater - the Kaufmann House, in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.

Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA will share insight into 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! Included in this presentation are original photos of some other terrific examples of Wright’s designs that are in both Pennsylvania and Florida. 

Sit back, prepare to laugh, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of LGBTQ+ artists and other key figures in history. Consider the LGBTQ+ imagery of mainstream artists in various eras. After the class, there is also a social opportunity to discuss interesting things with old friends -- or meet new ones. 

The series has drawn a diverse and intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ folks. It’s a good place to bring old friends, meet new people, or bring someone on a nice first date! Themed snacks will be provided, courtesy of Trish Sullivan.

The series is free and open to the public. Join in person at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center OR virtually via livestream. Registration not required. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

For more information about the series, contact instructor Liz Bradbury at 610-432-5449 or [email protected].

December 20, 2021 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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