Norton Center to host Wright Angle exhibit gallery talk, Dec. 5

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will host a public reception and gallery talk for The Wright Angle exhibit on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. The Wright Angle exhibit examines how Centre partnered with the Taliesin Foundation, one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed architectural firms, to build its world-class performing arts center in a small central Kentucky town.

The exhibit will close on Dec. 13, as one of the final events celebrating the College’s 200th anniversary.

The gallery talk, titled “Wes is More,” will be led by Norton Center Executive Director Steve Hoffman, the exhibit’s curator, and William Blair Scott, Jr., an architectural historian from Lexington and founder of the non-profit Organic Architecture + Design, Inc.  The talk’s title references the Norton Center’s architect, William “Wes” Peters, who was Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief architect.

During the event, Norton Center building facts and anecdotes will be shared, including how the building came to be and how puzzles and playing games can lead to critical thinking and design.

The exhibit alone has several interactive opportunities, from seeing what the building could have looked like, guessing where abstract photos were taken within the building, being able to look into and around an official replica of the Fallingwater home and grounds, and playing games that Frank Lloyd Wright and other “creative types” played while growing up to develop cognitive thinking and creativity.

Learn more about The Wright Angle exhibit here.

by Centre College News
November 26, 2019

By |2019-11-26T18:24:30-05:00November 26th, 2019|News, Norton Center for the Arts|