Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory
“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship, was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Events at Taliesin West
Taliesin Next: Organic Architecture and the Sustaining Ecosystem
As Frank Lloyd Wright’s enduring legacy continues to influence innovators to create a more beautiful and sustainable world, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation introduces Taliesin Next, a new speaker series that explores how Wright’s legacy can inform the future. The speakers of Taliesin Next present their ideas through a variety of perspectives as diverse as the great architect’s multifaceted legacy.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society Winter Festival 9
As part of their Winter Festival 9 (February 26 – March 3, 2018) the Phoenix Chamber Music Society will host a concert in Taliesin West’s Music Pavilion with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Southwest Shakespeare Presents “Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII”
What’s a Tudor Monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?
Ladies in Waiting finds King Henry VIII in a purgatory-like situation, where one by one he must confront and face off each of his wives. Through dark humor, devastating truths, sexy seductions, and powerful revelations, Henry comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.
Photographing Wright with Andrew Pielage – Intermediate Level
Intermediate Photography Workshops help participants take their photography to the next level. Also conducted in the desert landscape of Taliesin West, this workshop allows students to dive deeper into understanding changing light, how to properly scout a location and how to shoot architecture with any lens.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West offers the largest collection of products and books by and about Wright and serves as the meeting point for all tours.
Host your event amidst the natural beauty of the desert and magnificence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved home and winter retreat. A national treasure and historic landmark, Taliesin West is a stunning venue for memorable corporate events. We promise that your event at Taliesin West will be entirely unique and remembered for years to come.
Taliesin West may not be used for events that are political, activist, or religious in nature.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm
October – May
Daily: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Fri: 8:30 am – 7 pm
First tour leaves at 9 am.
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer.
Mon, Thurs: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm
Fri: 8:30am – 7:30pm; Last day tour leaves at 1 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm