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OLLI Lecture: David Keene & Tom Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

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AU Spring Valley Building

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Room A-101

Washington, DC 20016

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The sesquicentennial of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright has triggered an outpouring of exhibitions, books, and lectures on the architect and his work. The man The American Institute of Architects called “the greatest American architect of all time” designed hundreds of structures, of which some 425 are still standing. Bill Keene, an architectural and urban studies historian, will present an overview of Wright’s remarkable legacy and interview Tom Wright, a volcanologist and Wright’s grandson, on his work as an apprentice in Wright’s Wisconsin studio.

Bill Keene is an authority on Wright who has led Wright seminars and tours for the Smithsonian, the National Building Museum, and other institutions. He has taught urban history at Pepperdine University and urban studies at the University of Southern California. He is currently a Senior Energy Analyst working at the Department of Energy. Tom Wright is the grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright. He worked as a teenager as a Taliesin Fellow in his grandfather’s Wisconsin studio. Tom is an Emeritus Geologist at the US Geological Survey, an expert on volcanoes, and a Research Associate in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins University.

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AU Spring Valley Building

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Room A-101

Washington, DC 20016

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