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
Photographing Wright: A Photographic Journey with Andrew Pielage
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West and two other local Wright designed sites are the subjects for a weekend photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide you in capturing the unique architecture and natural beauty of these three properties and their surrounding Sonoran Desert backgrounds. Practice creative approaches to composition, image framing and the challenges of light and shadow (including sunrises and sunsets) in these exclusive properties.
Southwest Shakespeare Presents: “Death of Kings, Seize the Crown”
This adaptation of 8 of Shakespeare’s history plays concentrates the bloody civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York, both vying the English throne, into one evening of thrilling, theatrical battle. Adapter and Director, Irwin Appel and his troupe of actors from UC Santa Barbara bring new life and a new vision of these classic plays to the Southwest Shakespeare Company.
Taliesin Next Presents “Andy Cruz: Architecture & Letterforms”
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is pleased to present Andy Cruz of the prolific design studio, House Industries on April 15, 2019. Join us at Taliesin West as Andy shares how architecture has inspired countless House Industries projects ranging from children’s building blocks to digital fonts that help the world communicate.
Southwest Shakespeare Presents: Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s All Female Othello
Debra Ann Byrd, the founder and Artistic Director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival leads and all female cast as the title role in Othello, the Moor of Venice. This unique vision of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays about jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal is brought to the stages of Scottsdale as you’ve never seen it before. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime production, straight from New York City.
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 – 6:30 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