Art into Architecture

Art into Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll

December 1 - January 17, 2018

Idaho is home to only one building designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright: the Archie Teater Studio, located in rural Bliss, Idaho. Designed in 1952 and constructed over the next eight years on the edge of the Snake River, Teater’s Knoll also happens to be the only Wright-designed artist studio that was ever built. This exhibition considers Teater’s Knoll within the larger context of Wright’s architectural practice and philosophy. It features architectural plans, photographs and furniture as well as a selection of paintings by Archie Teater (1901–1978), the artist for whom Teater’s Knoll was designed. An Idaho native, Teater was a prolific painter whose impressionistic landscape images and history paintings documented his experience of Idaho and the American West, as well as his extensive travels around the globe.

Archie Teater and Frank Lloyd Wright shared a love of landscape that drove their work. This exhibition presents Wright’s architecture and Teater’s paintings in conversation, with Teater’s Knoll as the outcome of that dialog.

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Special Thanks

To Henry Whiting, Lester Taylor and the Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum for their assistance with Art into Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll.