Virtual Exhibition Tour: Wright vs. Mies

Thursday, Nov 12th, 2020
12:00 AM–1:00 AM

Free exhibition tour, Suggested donation ($10)

A virtual tour through Wright Before the “Lloyd” as well as the Museum’s historic McCormick House reveals how famed architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe butted heads over design and aesthetics. At the stage where Mies was appointed director of architecture at the Armour Institute of Technology, Wright said “But for me there would have been no Mies-certainly none here tonight” and walked out of the room. After this each of their followers dismissed the other: Mies disciples echoing his quote of “less is more”, while Wrights’ discredited steel and glass skyscrapers as “flat-chested architecture”.