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"John Howe in Minnesota: The Prairie School Legacy of Frank
2000-09-02 until 2001-01-07
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
John (Jack) Howe was Frank Lloyd Wright’s
talented chief draftsman from 1935 until Wright’s
death in 1959. One of the first members of
Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship, which was begun in
1932, Howe was schooled in the principles of
organic architecture. In Wright’s studio, he directed
the activities of the drafting room and completed
many of Wright’s presentation drawings.
Howe moved to Minnesota in the mid-1960s,
where he ran his own architectural practice that focused, like Wright’s, on domestic
architecture. This exhibition will comprise 75 to 100 drawings, mainly from the
collections of the Northwest Architectural Archives and the University Libraries,
University of Minnesota. The exhibition coincides with the Frank Lloyd Wright
Conservancy’s annual meeting, to be held September 20–24, 2000 in Minneapolis.
This exhibition is supported by our architecture and design partner Gabberts
Furniture & Design Studio.
Drawing of his own home, Sankaku; in Burnsville