The Darien Library will offer a sneak preview of the latest hit exhibit from the Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Darien Library. Refreshments will be served.

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice.

The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections.

Gail Cornell, MoMA Lecturer, is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where she studied architecture and design history and theory. She has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University for eight years and a lecturer in art, design and architecture for both the Smithsonian Institute and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for nine years.