Event Information: Join us Friday, April 21, at 6:00 pm at the Saint Louis Art Museum for the Joanne and Alan Kohn Lecture. Dr. Jennifer Gray, Director of Taliesin Institute, will present on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City, a project that proposed radical changes to cities and how we live in them. This lecture will explore the ways, though never built, Broadacre City was a vehicle to address pressing social, economic, and environmental issues, many of which have contemporary relevance.
The lecture is free but tickets are required. Tickets may be reserved in person at the Saint Louis Art Museum Info Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge.
Dr. Jennifer Gray is an architectural historian and Director of the Taliesin Institute at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. She studies modern architecture and how designers and activists used architecture, cities, and landscapes to advance social and spatial justice at the turn of the 20th century. She teaches in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and is the former Curator of Drawings and Archives at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. She recently curated two exhibitions and produced two catalogues on Wright, including Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is currently collaborating on an exhibition project celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Gray previously taught at MoMA and Cornell University. She received her PhD from Columbia University.