Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

February 1 – June 1, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA

11 W. 53rd St. (at Fifth Ave.)
Manhattan, NY 10019


Frank Lloyd Wright used the term "Broadacre City" to describe his vision of American urbanization in the 1920s and '30s, which would take the form of low-density development over a vast territory. And he built a 12-foot-by-12-foot model, which traveled the country in the 1930s, to illustrate that vision. MoMA is celebrating its recent acquisition of Wright's archives by exhibiting the model in the context of other projects he worked on at that time, including St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie Towers, a proposal for a cluster of all-glass downtown skyscrapers. For more information, visit

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