PRESERVING WHAT’S WRIGHT
September 22, 2024

PRESERVING WHAT’S WRIGHT

Sunday, September 22, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Kemper Art Museum

Join us for a ‘first look’ at Design Agendas: Modern Architecture in St. Louis, 1930s -1970s.

This exhibition places some of St. Louis’ most celebrated works of modern architecture, including the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, within the context of the mid-twentieth century development – a remarkably destructive, creative, dynamic, and conflicted time in our region’s architectural and urban history.

Guests will view the exhibition and hear insights from the Design Agendas curatorial team. Festivities include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts from Butler’s Pantry and access to Kemper Art Museum galleries.

Individual tickets ($150) are available below.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

MACKEY MITCHELL ARCHITECTS
CLARE DAVIS & DAVID OBEDIN

Preserving What’s Wright 2024 Event Committee

Co-Chairs: Tom Peterson and Sue Pruchnicki
Kathy Curotto, Clare Davis, Nancy Nafe, Eric Thoelke, Mary Dale Walters, Sue Wiest, Ted Wight

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS & PATRONS

Preserving What’s Wright supports the preservation and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. Educational programs include public tours for 4000+ visitors a year, free student field trips, paid internship programs, community lectures, exhibits, and more.

PARALLELOGRAM
Bower Leet Design
Carol Epstein
Renaissance Financial

HEXAGON

TRIANGLE
AA Harvey Foundation/Chris & Debbie Smith
Isabel Ackerman
Warren Davis
Kay & Larry Dusenbery
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Joanne & Bill Fogarty
Agnes & Dave Garino
Liz & Mike Gibbons
Jane Gleason
Patterhn Ives
Sissy & Ted Thomas
Mary Dale Walters

Design Agendas: Modern Architecture in St. Louis, 1930s – 1970s is the first major exhibition to examine the complex connections in St. Louis among modern architecture, urban renewal, and racial and spatial change in the interlocking histories of New Deal planning, the Great Migration, and the civil rights and Great Society eras.

Curatorial team: Eric P. Mumford, Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and Michael E. Willis, FAIA, with Mary Reid Brunstrom, independent art historian; Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, architects; and Leslie Markle, curator for public art at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is located on the campus of Washington University at One Brookings Drive. Free parking for the event will be available in the University’s East End Garage.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND MAKE DONATIONS:

  • Enter the number of tickets and donation amount along with your contact information
  • Submit to pay via Credit Card or Paypal
  • You’ll receive an email with a receipt and event details.

Thank you for supporting the preservation and programs of the FLWHEP!

QUESTIONS: contact Kathryn Feldt, Executive Director, at kfeldt@ebsworthpark.org