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Thomas Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition
June 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As part of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, Domino’s Farms welcomes visitors to the Thomas S. Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition for the month of June. Located within the Wright-inspired Prairie-style building at Domino’s Farms, highlights of the exhibition include stained glass windows and doors from Wright’s leading Prairie School designs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; original drawings from his 70-year career; and lithographs from the 1910 Berlin Wasmuth publication, which depict the rich detail of many of Wright’s pioneering early modern projects. An original model of Wright’s experimental reinforced concrete San Francisco–Oakland Bay “Butterfly Bridge,” envisioned by Wright in 1949 and modeled in 1951, was featured in the film Die Hard. Monaghan, known to Detroiters as the founder of Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University, is also remembered for his former ownership of the Detroit Tigers. Monaghan has been a lifelong fan of the architect and began collecting Wright artifacts and memorabilia in the early 1980s. His collection includes over a thousand items. Anthony Gholz, a Taliesin Fellow and retired architect from DiClemente Siegel Design and formerly with Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, who is well-acquainted with the collection, calls it the finest Frank Lloyd Wright collection outside the East Coast.
Enter Lobby H and proceed to Level 1. The exhibit spans the “Main Street” of Level 1 between lobbies F and H, with additional artifacts on display in the EBA Cafe, also open to visitors from 9:00AM – 2:00PM.