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Cols Landmarks/Westcott/CMA: Lynda Waggoner Lecture 5/16

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:53 pm
by Modmom1
Fallingwater: An Icon of The Modern Movement

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, arguably the most famous house of the modern era, will be the subject of a lecture presentation by the museum’s former director, Lynda Waggoner. Join us to hear the story of how in the midst of the Great Depression this extraordinary building came into being, reviving the flagging career of Wright and propelling its owners to positions of importance in the art world. Waggoner will discuss Fallingwater’s place as an icon of the modern movement.

Lynda S. Waggoner served as Vice President of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Director of Fallingwater, from 1996 until her retirement in 2018, at which time she was named Fallingwater’s first Director Emerita. Waggoner has been affiliated with the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork since first serving as a tour guide during her high school days. She now is widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Fallingwater. She currently serves on the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Chicago, and the Iconic Houses Network based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
This lecture is presented in collaboration with our partners, the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, and the Columbus Museum of Art. The lecture is possible thanks to grant support from the Ohio Humanities Council.

The event is free to the public. Arrive early/stay late to enjoy Designer Showcase at CMA, a ticketed exhibit. The Museum cafe is open until 8pm. ... -movement/

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 am
by Modmom1
I went to this lecture which was a history of Fallingwater and FLW. Lynda Waggoner is now working with Iconic Houses organization:

20th century architect's houses and modern house museums form a unique category of sites open to the public. Whereas the buildings are located all around the world the professional issues that concern running the sites are more or less the same. Research initiatives and co-operation with universities and expert teams, restoration issues at large, audience development, caring of the collections and display strategies as well as temporary exhibitions programs represent some of the issues of mutual interest.

In 2012 a group of modern house museums started the Iconic Houses network.
The aim of the network is to provide a platform for professional discussion: to share not only the best practices but also encourage each other to develop new activities. We have lots of potential together. The first step is this website with 150 Iconic Houses that are open to the public.

The Iconic Houses Network brings professionals and sites together from all the corners of the world. This professional forum encourages sharing information and best practices as well as creating new and fruitful partnerships between organisations small and large.

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:04 am
by Modmom1
One house that will NEVER be on this list is the "McMansion" owned by the CEO of DWR! I would have expected an architectural gem by Neutra or Lautner but instead here it is: ... icut-home/

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:25 am
by SDR
Heh-heh. Woe is he:

And, their version of the Eames Eiffel-based shell sheds its plastic feet, leaving dents in my bamboo tops at the restaurant where they're in use. And DWR wouldn't step up and address the problem. So there . . .