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Oct 8

A Frank Lloyd Wright Afternoon

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 pm / Milwaukee Art Museum
map of A Frank Lloyd Wright Afternoon

700 N. Art Museum Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Lecture with Sidney Robinson '65
American System-Built Homes Burnham Block tour
American System-Built Homes Burnham Block tour 2

The Milwaukee Carleton Club invites you to an

A Frank Lloyd Wright Afternoon

Sunday, October 8, 2017  

American System-Built Homes Burnham Block tour
1:00 p.m.
2714 West Burnham
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Lecture with Sidney Robinson '65
2:30 p.m.
Kahler Slater
111 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibit
Frank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for the Prairie

3:45 p.m.
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

What better way to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday than with fellow Carls? We will start with a guided tour of several Burnham Block residences, exploring these early pre-fabricated houses and learning more about Wright’s abiding interest in creating housing that was both affordable and beautiful. Then, we will gather at local architecture firm Kahler Slater to talk with Class of ’65 alum Sidney Robinson, Architect, emeritus professor at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and recent Visiting Professor at Carleton. Professor Robinson will share his thoughts and insights from Burnham Block and contextualize the Milwaukee Art Museum’s (MAM) exhibit Frank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for the Prairie. We will cap the afternoon at the MAM, viewing a selection of Wright’s famed designs and examples of Wright’s furniture, stained glass, and textiles. Participants are welcome to attend just one or all of the activities (see additional information and costs, below).

Special Event Notes:

  1. Please note that the Burnham Block buildings are not handicapped accessible and do not have public restrooms.
  2. Carpooling between the multiple locations will be coordinated on site at the first location; time will be allowed between the second and third locations to allow participants to walk if they choose (approx. 0.7 miles by foot)

Cost: American System-Built Homes Burnham Block tour: $15
(Tickets may be purchased the day of the event, please note that we are limited to 40 tickets for the Burnham Block tour.)

There is no charge for attending the lecture by Sidney Robinson '65 at Kahler Slater. Light refreshments will be provided.

Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit: $12 (group rate). (Tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $17, those with MAM membership cards may present their card for admission without charge.) 

RSVP and purchase tickets by Friday, September 29 here.

Directions:  Meet at 1:00pm in front of Model B1 at 2714 West Burnham St. Street parking is available in the area. Please read parking signs and observe time restrictions. For public transportation options, please check the The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) schedule here. 

Questions? Contact Melanie Maddux '98.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Erin Updike, x4554