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||'Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright' opens Sept. 24
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Wrightwood 659, at 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., is presenting "Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright"a dual exhibition exploring two of these architects' long-demolished masterpieces.
Said masterpieces are Louis H. Sullivan's innovative Garrick Theater, in Chicago, which stood for 69 years; and Frank Lloyd Wright's unprecedented Larkin Building, in Buffalo, New York, which stood for just 44 years.
The exhibition will be on view Sept. 24-Nov. 27.
There will be two distinct presentations"Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan's Lost Masterpiece" and "Reimagining the Larkin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Modern Icon." They will be composed of 3-D models and digital re-creations of the original edifices; salvaged architectural ornaments and artifacts; original furniture; historical documentation of the design, construction and demise of the buildings; archival photographs taken by noted preservationist and photographer Richard Nickel; drawings; and historical ephemera.
"Romanticism to Ruin" is made possible by Alphawood Foundation Chicago.
People should note that admission is by advance ticket only; walk-ups are not permitted. Tickets for the exhibition will be $15 each beginning Aug. 16; visit tickets.wrightwood659.org/events .
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