Phoenix Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan
Grounds Workshop Leader Mark Thomann, Creative Director Kulapat Yantrasast and Project 120 Chicago Founder Robert Karr discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s connections with Japan September 20, 2015. Tickets available here, and free for Martin House Members!
The Phoenix Pavilion, a gift by Japan to the City of Chicago from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, significantly inspired and influenced the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. To commemorate the 120th anniversary of this gift, 120 cherry trees were planted in Jackson Park in 2013. This work has expanded to include the complete revitalization of Jackson Park, including ecological restoration, the historic Fredrick Law Olmsted plans, a new work by Yoko Ono on the Wooded Island, an expanded Japanese Garden and a new Music Pavilion and visitor center by wHY on the historic music court. The spirit of the project is driven by the ideals that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright as well as the future of the city, as nature.
125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
Robert W. Karr, Jr. | Founder and President of Project 120 Chicago
Kulapat Yantrasast | Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY
Mark Thomann | Grounds Workshop Leader, wHY