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“Wright’s Larkin: Arts and Crafts in Industry” Opens June 7th

May 24, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Wright’s Larkin: Arts and Crafts in Industry
June 8-October 29, 2017
Opening Reception June 7, 6-8 pm

Edmund B. Hayes Hall, Atrium
The University at Buffalo, South Campus
Main St and Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214

The exhibition foregrounds the remarkable synergy between The Larkin Company and Frank Lloyd Wright, the period’s two most disruptive forces in their respective fields. Wright’s commission to design the Larkin Company Administration Building of 1906 showed how utopian Arts and Crafts ideals and technological advance could come together in ways that significantly changed modern industry. This exhibition gathers together many never before seen Wright-designed objects from the now destroyed Larkin Building, along with a spectacular collection of Larkin products.

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The exhibition will be accompanied by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts: An International Conference on October 20-22, 2017 at the University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall.

This exhibition has been made possible through a grant from the President’s Circle Award, NYSCA Arts and Culture Initiatives REDC Grant, Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Oishei Foundation, Larkin Center for Commerce and the New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance.

We are grateful for the assistance of UB’s Department of Architecture and Planning, and the UB Art Galleries.

Special Thanks to Joe Pelino, Jerome Puma, Arlan Peters, David Romero, Bob Scalise, Nick Ostness, Jack Quinan, and Bruce Majkowski.

This exhibition is the product of the Architecture Design Practicum-Wright Larkin Exhibit course, taught by Professor Omar Khan. We are grateful to Alexandra Korchynski, Bradley Davis, Christopher Vicente, Henry Saldana, Hua Xia Chen, John Mellas, Katherine Martell, Mehmet Menekse, Nathan St. John, Patrick O’Brien, Pinelopi Papadimitraki, Shuiping Xiong, Yasmiry Hiciano, and Zachary Nolan.

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