Eugene J. Mackey Jr. Lecture at Sam Fox School
of Design and Visual Arts:
Saving the Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House
in St. Louis
Joanne Kohn, FLWHEP Chairman Emeritus
Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Reception -- 6:00 p.m., Lecture -- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington University, Steinberg Auditorium
Fee: Free and open to the public
Joanne Kohn, chairman emeritus of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, will deliver the annual Eugene J. Mackey Jr. Lecture, titled Saving the Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House in St. Louis.
Since 1993, she has been involved in saving the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, also known as the Kraus House, located in Kirkwood, Missouri. In 1997, she became chairman of the board and was responsible for raising funds to save and restore the house, turning it into a cultural institution focused on architecture and design.
A lifetime supporter and advocate for the arts, Kohn has served as president of the board of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, chairman of the opera guild of Opera Theatre St. Louis, chairman of the Missouri Arts Council, and director of the arts management and leadership MFA program at Webster University. She has been a member of several boards, including Dance St. Louis, Friends of the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Opera Guilds International and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. She is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.
This endowed lecture honors Eugene J. Mackey Jr., a distinguished architect who practiced in partnership with Joseph Murphy, former dean of the School of Architecture. Among other projects, Mackey and Murphy designed John M. Olin Library and collaborated with R. Buckminster Fuller on the design of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Climatron.
The Eugene J. Mackey Jr. Lecture brings significant patrons of architecture to campus. Past lecturers have included Gerald Edelman, Thomas Krens, Jorma Ollila, Emily Pulitzer, Richard Jackson, Eric J. Cesal, Alan Webber, Stanislaus von Moos, K. Michael Hays and Robert Herrmann.
Exhibition Opening and Lecture:
Frank Lloyd Wrights Samara:
A Mid-Century Dream Home
Scott Perkins, Preservationist
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 11:00 a.m
Location: Sheldon Concert Hall
Fee: Free, reservations required
Exhibition curator Scott Perkins will speak on Samara and Frank Lloyd Wrights Usonian houses. A reception follows in the Kemper Atrium of The Sheldon. The lecture is co-presented by Sheldon Art Galleries and The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, and is made possible by Joan and Mitchell Markow.
Admission is free, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900, ext. 37, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveled by ExhibitsUSA, the exhibition explores the creation of a Wright house through the eyes a client who spent more than 50 years fulfilling the architects Usonian vision. The story of the home is told through the juxtaposition of original objects and furniture, architectural fragments, rare archival materials, historic photographs and video footage. The exhibition is made possible by Alison and John Ferring and Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg.
On display December 5, 2015, through February 6, 2016, at Sheldon Art Gallery, 3648 Washington Blvd. in St. Louis.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
120 North Ballas Road St. Louis, Missouri 63122