More on Creativity: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim Museum

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by in Blog, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, I attended the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of the Guggenheim to see the exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. The curator wrote, “This exhibition celebrates for the first time within the walls of this architectural masterwork the innovative and poetic work of its legendary creator” Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959).

The exhibit encompasses every floor of the museum and traces Wright’s important works created over a period of 72 years. It is hard to imagine a person who in this period of time created pieces of architecture that have stood the test of time. What makes it even more remarkable is that Wright was constantly reinventing himself according to the times, but stuck to his basic philosophy of how people live and work — A building is comprised of a foundation, walls, and a roof, but architecture is about creating the living space within and without a building that gives shape not only to material elements, but also to the experience of those who live and work in it.

What does this mean today? We are living in a place and time moving at warp speed.  Wright was ahead of his time when he said, “My mission it to develop new architectural forms that meet the needs of contemporary life.” Imagine what he would do in the digital world. Creating, seeing and experiencing beautiful places and spaces is an important part of life. I am afraid that we are looking but not seeing the world around us in a way that inspires us to be more creative and positive in our outlook of life.

All of us have the creative potential to share and give of ourselves and to our community. Take the time to experience the places and spaces mankind has created inside and out. Enjoy yourself in it.

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