Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright

March 14, 2003 – July 20, 2003

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor

Wright used decorative glass windows -- "light screens" -- as an integral part of his architecture from 1886 to 1923. On view are 48 of his windows, accompanied by 2 architectural models, and 13 original plates from two of his portfolios. The exhibition explores how Wright's window designs -- using clear glass and geometric shapes -- brought the outside in, visually uniting the interior with the landscape. His use of "light screens" was a departure from the painterly styles of Tiffany and LaFarge.

Resource Room with Froebel blocks (used to teach geometric shapes and patterns), books, notebooks.