june, 2021

22jun6:00 pm7:30 pmWright’s Robie and Dana-Thomas Houses: The Springfield Connection6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

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The Dana-Thomas House Foundation is excited to present Kathryn Smith, Frank Lloyd Wright expert, internationally recognized author, lecturer, and historic restoration consultant as she discusses the social and architectural connection between Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and the Dana-Thomas House. She will explore the common threads between Susan Lawrence Dana and Lora Hieronymus Robie, both Springfield residents, and the importance of two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Houses. She will pose the question: Did Susan Dana and Lora Robie ever meet? And, if so, what were the consequences?

Kathryn Smith is an author, historic preservation consultant and educator. Her books include Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions (2017), Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master (2009), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Taliesin West (1997), and Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollyhock House and Olive Hill (1992). She has been an historic preservation consultant to the following Wright properties: Graycliff Conservancy (Buffalo), Florida Southern College (Lakeland), Taliesin Preservation Inc. (Wisconsin), Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Taliesin West), and Barnsdall Park. She has held National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and Graham Foundation fellowships. In 2003, she was Scholar-in-Residence at the Robie House, Chicago. In 2001, Smith was awarded the Spirit Award in the Professional Category from the Wright Building Conservancy.

Sponsored by the Dana-Thomas House Foundation with support from an anonymous donor. The DTHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in 1983 to promote, preserve and protect the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house.



(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time


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