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
Framing the Site: Original Pedro E. Guerrero Photographs at Taliesin West
From October 18 – November 14, 2018, visitors to Taliesin West will get an up-close view of a selection of Pedro E. Guerrero’s original gelatin silver photographs of Taliesin West in the 1940s, throughout the spaces in which they were taken.
Photographing Wright with Andrew Pielage – Beginner Level
As we celebrate the rich legacy of photography at Taliesin West through the lens of Pedro E. Guerrero, Wright’s winter home will be your backdrop for a weekend photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide you in capturing the surrounding Sonoran Desert and National Historic Landmark.
Photographing Wright with Andrew Pielage – Beginner Level with Lodging
Learn the tools needed to best utilize a camera including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO while applying creative approaches to composition, image framing, and the challenges of light and shadow, including capturing sunrise and sunset. Requirements: Students must provide your own fully manual camera and tripod. Registration will close at 8 a.m. the Thursday prior […]
Desert Light: A Celebration of the Arts at Taliesin West features juried two and three-dimensional art from more than 40 fine artists presented by the Arizona Arts Alliance, in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance of Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store showcases great design. The Store features books, home decor, apparel, and art that not only celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright, but also the work he has inspired.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm.
October – May
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 6 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 4:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4:15 pm.
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last tour leaves at 11:30 am
Friday, Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last day tour leaves at 11:30 am, last night tour leaves at 7 pm