CfP: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts. Buffalo, 20-22 October 2017.
At the turn of the century, the Buffalo region was an innovative hub of U.S. industry as well as the center of the American Arts and Crafts movement. On the occasion of the 150th birthday of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this international conference seeks to address the relation between Buffalo’s Arts and Crafts innovators, the industrial prowess and character of the region, and the forces that shaped the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts in this country and abroad.
Scholars, professionals, collectors, graduate students and historians are invited to join the conference in considering the relationship between Western New York’s Arts and Crafts movement and its innovative industries, the social fabric of the community, and the larger context of the progressive movement that sought to humanize life in the first quarter of the 20th century.
The conference will take place October 20-22, 2017 at the University at Buffalo, and is sponsored by the New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance and the University at Buffalo’s Departments of Art and School of Architecture and Planning.
Please visit www.art.buffalo.edu/buffaloschoolconference to access the full call for papers and submit abstracts (maximum 500 words).
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2017.
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