University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Wright’s Larkin: Arts and Crafts in Industry

Wright’s Larkin: Arts and Crafts in Industry
June 8-October 29, 2017

Opening Reception on 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.

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. For more information, please visit