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#WrightVirtualVisits Gets Revamped with Live Weekly Facebook Video Series

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Aug 17, 2020

When more than 20 Wright sites across the country came together to swap weekly video tours in response to the shutdowns caused by the pandemic, #WrightVirtualVisits was born. A new version is here after audiences requested a more interactive and in-depth experience. Join us for #WrightVirtualVisits 2.0!

Above photos: Left, Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL by James Caulfield; Right, the drafting studio at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ by Jill Richards.

August 20, 2020: Unity Temple & Taliesin West compare and contrast Wright’s use of natural light

 


 

Launching August 20, 2020, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (Chicago, IL), in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale, AZ) and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (Oak Park, IL), will debut the next evolution of its popular social media video series, #WrightVirtualVisits, which highlights Frank Lloyd Wright-designed public sites from around the country, many of which are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Photo of Hollyhock House by Stan Ecklund.

What’s new this time around? Every Thursday starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific, two Frank Lloyd Wright sites will be paired up to go live – side by side – on Facebook Live video. The sites will focus on a particular theme, comparing and contrasting how that theme is expressed in Wright’s design at each. There will be live Q&A with questions taken via Facebook. Twenty other Wright sites will promote the live event each week by sharing their own photos or short videos responding to the theme, engaging the broader Wright community in a unique dialogue. The archive of videos, schedule of upcoming events, and list of sites participating in the project will be maintained and updated at savewright.org/wrightvirtualvisits

 

In response to the shutdowns caused by the pandemic, Wright Virtual Visits continues a campaign that began in April 2020 when more than 20 Wright sites from across the country participated in swapping weekly pre-recorded videos. The first phase is archived here. This 2.0 version is the result of audience feedback requesting a more interactive and in-depth experience.

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was all about connection: connection between people and nature, buildings and nature, and people and each other. When the pandemic shut down our normal way of life, many of us mourned the loss of those connections. We started Wright Virtual Visits with the intention to bring Wright sites together, and connect with people from all over the world to share in the inspiration we can all take from Wright’s work. We hope these virtual visits will not only bring a little beauty and joy to people’s lives, but also inspire them to think differently about how to live more deeply connected to nature, art, and each other.”

–Jeff Goodman, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Vice President of Communication and Partnerships

Photo of the drafting studio at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ by Jill Richards.

Photo of Monona Terrace in Madison, WI by Fran Puleo.

Upcoming #WrightVirtualVisits

(more to be announced soon):

Thursday, Aug. 20: Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ) & Unity Temple (Oak Park, IL). Theme: Wright’s use of natural light.

Thursday, Aug. 27: Monona Terrace (Madison, WI) & Hollyhock House (Los Angeles, CA). Theme to be announced.

Thursday, Sept. 3: Gordon House (Silverton, OR) & Burnham Block (Milwaukee, WI). Theme to be announced.

For the most up-to-date information:

#WrightVirtualVisits 2.0

 


 

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Did you have an opportunity to watch all of the #WrightVirtualVisits ‘greatest hits’ from Spring 2020? See some of our favorites here:

Taliesin West

Fallingwater

Hollyhock House

Malcolm Willey House

Photo of Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL by James Caulfield.

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