A collection of Frank Lloyd Wright materials have recently been announced to be moved into a new home in New York City due to a joint acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Currently in both Arizona and Wisconsin, the contents of this new collection will include over 23,000 architectural drawings, many large-scale models, important manuscripts and documents, and 44,000 historical photographs. While the Museum of Modern Art plans to take the models, Columbia’s Avery Library will now be responsible for all of the newly-gathered papers.
Throughout the coming year, these materials will slowly make their way to New York and it is these institutions’ hopes that the archival items will be available for research near the end of 2013. The CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Sean Malone, recently made a statement on this development, asserting that it understands its responsibility to serve the public through taking the best care of these pieces and utilizing the best methods of access possible.
More than 1/3 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings are either located within a National Historic District or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As for our own Wright landmark—Taliesen West in Scottsdale—it will, of course, stay as an interactive tribute to the legendary architect.
Here in the Scottsdale area, we value community landmarks and beautiful homes. If you’re hoping to find a beautiful Scottsdale home to call your own, feel free to contact me anytime. I can be a valuable asset throughout your search. I look forward to speaking with you.
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