Join Us for Out and About Wright

Please join the Conservancy as we celebrate the arrival of spring in this cosmopolitan, culture-filled city. Our first Out and About Wright event of 2010 will begin at the Minneapolis Hotel, in the dynamic downtown, just off a light rail connection to the airport. Lucky participants will venture around town and into suburban lake-side settings as they visit sensational works of mid-century architecture, touring inside and out, thanks to the graciousness of their respective owners. Most of these houses are seldom open to the public, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Friday, April 30
Leadership Circle Gathering
7:00 p.m.

Open to Leadership Circle and board members only, this reception is at Wright’s Willey House, magnificently restored by our hosts, Steve and Lynette Sikora. Cocktails and substantial hors d’oeuvres will be served and bus transportation from downtown will be provided.
$85 per person.

Saturday, May 1
Out and About Wright: All-Day Minneapolis/St. Paul Tour
8:30 a.m.

Enjoy an all-day bus tour of relevant Twin Cities architecture.
Sites visited will include Christ Church Lutheran (Eliel and Eero Saarinen), Malcolm Willey House (Wright), University Grove (a University of Minnesota residential enclave featuring many mid-century modern gems by Ralph Rapson, Close Associates and others), Paul Olfelt House (Wright), Henry Neils House (Wright), Robert Goodale House (John Howe), George Johnson I House (John Howe) and the Davis/Winton/Nelson House (Philip Johnson).
Boxed lunches will be served on the buses.

6:15 p.m.

The tour will proceed directly to a seated dinner at the exclusive Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka. The meal of Minnesota Walleye will be hosted by Judy and Dick Corson. Return to the hotel is estimated at 9:15 p.m.

All-day tour of Twin Cities architecture, motor coach transportation, boxed lunches and dinner:
$175 per person.

Sunday, May 2
Minneapolis Starchitecture Morning Tour
8:30 a.m.

This four-hour bus tour will feature the new starchitecture in the downtown/university areas. Highlights include The Guthrie Theatre (Jean Nouvel), the Minneapolis Central Library (Cesar Pelli), Weisman Art Museum (Frank Gehry), Rapson Hall (Steven Holl), MacNamara Alumni Center (Antoine Predock), American Express Pavilion (Maya Lin) and the Walker Art Center (Herzog & DeMeuron). The tour will then proceed to the airport (1:00 p.m. arrival) before returning to the hotel.
$60 per person.

Out and About Wright Minneapolis Registration.

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Out and About Wright Minneapolis Brochure

The Hotel Minneapolis (a Doubletree hotel) is located in a grand Beaux Arts banking tower in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, just two blocks from the light rail line. It opened in mid-2008 and is fresh and stylish. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and bar. When calling to make your reservation, please refer to The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. The rate you will receive is
$109.00 (plus tax) for single/double occupancy on an availability basis. The number of rooms available at this rate is limited. You are urged to make your reservations at the earliest possible date. Reservations must be made by March 24 to receive the discounted rate.

The Hotel Minneapolis
215 4th Street S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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