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Master Glass

June 2024
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A TRAVELING EXHIBITION SHEDS LIGHT ON THE WINDOWS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “I used to gloat over the beautiful buildings I could build if only it were unnecessary to cut holes in them.” Fortunately, he not only consented to cut holes but came up with a new style of leaded glass to fill them. Wright’s invention is the subject of Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright , at the American Craft Museum in New York City (212-956-3535) from May 10 to September 2. Early pieces reflect the muted palette and symmetrical geometric patterns of Wright’s Prairie houses, while the whimsical, boldly colored windows of the 1912 Avery Coonley Playhouse signal a shift to more syncopated compositions. The exhibition will make a five-city tour and is accompanied by an exhibit catalogue (Rizzoli International, $39.95) and a catalogue raisonné, Light Screens: The Complete Leaded Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright (Rizzoli International, $150.00).

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