Taliesin West Unveils New Speaker Series, Taliesin Next

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Scottsdale-based Taliesin West has announced its new speaker series, Taliesin Next. The new series explores how Wright’s legacy can inform the future while continuing to influence innovators to create a more beautiful and sustainable world, according to the press release. This year marks 80 years since the world-famous architect staked his claim in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains and began building his winter home and studio, Taliesin West.

Over the course of seven weeks, speakers of Taliesin Next present their ideas through a variety of perspectives as diverse as the great architect’s  legacy. Most talks will take place in Taliesin West’s Music Pavilion (pictured) or Cabaret Theatre, complementing the School of Architecture at Taliesin’s lecture series.

Taliesin Next Spring 2018 Schedule
March 14: In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Interchange with Japan
Speaker: Ken Oshima
6:30 p.m.
$25 ($15 for members or students)

March 21: How the Built Environment Shapes our Lives
Speaker: Sarah Williams Goldhagen
6:30 p.m.
$25 ($15 for members or students)

March 24: Why Historic Houses Matter: Part 2 (In collaboration with Modern Phoenix)
Speaker: Stuart Graff
6:30 p.m.
Registration through Modern Phoenix

March 28: “An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House” Screening and Q&A
Speaker: Tom Desch
6:30 p.m.
$15 (free for members or students)

April 4: The Stones of Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Petroglyphs of Paradise Valley
Speakers: Kathryn Leonard and Aaron Wright
6:30 p.m.
$25 ($15 for members or students)

April 11: Preserving the Future: Conserving the Values of a Living Institution
Speaker: Fred Prozzillo
6:30 p.m.
Free (but registration required)

April 24: AZ H2O + Art (In collaboration with Arizona Humanities)
Jim Ballinger
6:30 p.m.
Free (but registration required)

April 25: The Storytellers Project, part of the USA Today Network
Hosts: Megan Finnerty and The Arizona Republic columnist Catherine Reagor (among other storytellers)
6:30 p.m.
$12 ($10 for members)

May 2: Documenting Wright
Jeff Goodman
6:30 p.m.
$15 (free for members or students)

*Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members receive free or reduced admission for all events.

An up-to-date schedule of Taliesin Next speakers, as well as event updates and information on reserving tickets, is available at Franklloydwright.org/TaliesinNext/.

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