Frank Lloyd Wright Lectures & Tour of Hollyhock House1-hollyhock-house

Plus personal reminiscences from a Cornellian who grew up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house 

Join author/lecturer Kim Bixler ’91 and master storyteller Timothy Totten for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright (lectures, photographs and videos), capped off by a private tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House.  

Kim’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994.   Kim published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and she can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years.

Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes.

Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 100 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States. 

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The event also features architect Louis Wiehle who began his career as a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship.  He worked directly under Wright on such projects as the Guggenheim Museum, Marin County Civic Center and Baghdad Master Plan. Louis Wiehle received an AIA Design Award for his recent restoration (and collaboration with Eric Lloyd Wright Associates) of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1924 Ennis House in Los Angeles.  

Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time:  8:30am - 12:00/12:00noon  (allow extra time for parking) 

Location: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90027

Parking: Best parking locations are the perimeter of the park; use the lot at the entrance for overflow. The gallery and theatre entrance is on the West side (the parking on the East side is actually behind the theatre, down a steep set of stairs)

Cost: Special $35 per CCLA member ($70 for CCLA member + 1 guest); $45 for non-members and additional guests

RSVP: Click here to buy tickets!!!

More info: Limited spaces. 

8:30am – 12:30pm
8:30am slideshow of

  Frank Lloyd Wright structures
9:00am lecture:  The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright by Master Storyteller Timothy Totten
10:00am lecture:  Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House multi-media presentation by Kim Bixler
11:00am panel:  Rebuilding as Masterpiece:  What is it like restoring a Wright property?  Hear from a panel of experts:  an architect/curator/historical specialist/Wright Foundation member and a Wright homeowner.

Ticket for tour of Hollyhock House included in price of admission. 

Contact:  Kim Bixler at 310-560-0444