In Conversation

Join us in exploring the connections between architecture, art, and nature in this informal conversation series! In Conversation brings together a speaker who will share their passion for the topic with our host and you. Ask questions and share your own experience, while learning something new, and engage with others. 

This season, four sessions will be in person, and four will be online. For those who wish to attend a program in person, ask questions, and engage with others, our onsite offerings will allow for a casual, interactive format. For those who can’t make it to our Arizona site, our online offerings will provide the opportunity to listen to conversations on a wide range of topics and to pose your own questions to the speaker. 


  • Includes access to program area only. 

  • In-person programs will be held indoors. 

  • This is not a formal tour of Taliesin West. Please consider purchasing a Tour if you would like to see more of the property. 

  • Links for virtual programs will be sent via email in advance.  

  • If you have any questions about Cultural Programs at Taliesin West, please refer to our FAQ.  

Dates vary see individual program listings.

In-Person Program Price:
Adults $35
Students (13-25 with student ID) $24
Members $31.50

Online Program Price:
Adults $25
Students (13-25 with student ID) $17
Members $22.50

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Members receive discounts on Cultural Programs, have access to special Member-Only programs, and more. Learn about Membership here.

A Closer Look at the Oak Park Studio with Professor Lisa Schrenk
May 23
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Before Taliesin, Taliesin West, or The Fellowship, there was the Oak Park Studio. Wright’s first studio (1989 – 1909) meshed his home and work lives and became a place of community and education. The Studio was not just an iconic building, but also served as a place for experimentation and creativity, providing a setting for early attempts at many of the ideas the architect explored further later in his career.

Lisa Schrenk

Join us as Lisa Schrenk, Professor of Architectural History at the University of Arizona and Jennifer Gray, Vice President and Director of the Taliesin Institute, discuss Schrenk’s book, The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a virtual program that can be enjoyed from anywhere! Participants will have access to a recording of the conversation for 30 days after the program.


Meet Our Presenter

Lisa D. Schrenk, Ph.D. (BA: Macalaster College; Master of Architectural History: UVirginia; Ph.D. UTexas, Austin) is a Professor of Architectural History at the University of Arizona and co-founder of the global Institute for the Study of International Expositions. She is a former Education Director for the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Architectural Historians and as President of the Chicago Society of Architectural Historians. Her research reassesses developments in modern architecture with focuses on Chicago, international expositions, and the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Her numerous publications include The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright (UChicago) and Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair (UMinnesota). Dr. Schrenk has documented works of architectural significance in over 85 countries, including while teaching on two around-the-world Semester at Sea voyages. In 2020 she was named AIA Arizona Community Educator of the Year, in part for initiating and serving as faculty advisor for the University of Arizona’s Women in Architecture Society. 

Private Events at Taliesin West

Hosting your event at this architectural icon will be a special and memorable experience for your guests. For those who value one-of-a-kind experiences in iconic environments, Taliesin West is both a National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taliesin West may not be used for birthday parties, reunions, wedding receptions, external customer marketing events or events that are political or religious in nature.