Frank Lloyd Wright, Mid-century St. Louis, Midcentury Modern

Unpacking the Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

Saturday, May 18, 2024
11:00 AM
Saint Louis Art Museum Farrell Auditorium

The 1923 opening of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, culminated one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most ambitious and elaborate commissions. It was Wright’s first international project, inaugurating him as one of the first 20th-century architects of global significance.

Join Ken Tadashi Oshima, professor of architecture at the University of Washington, in honoring the centennial of the Imperial Hotel. The lecture will examine the nature of people and places that intersect with Wright’s experience in Japan and would resurface in projects around the world, including those in St. Louis.

The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets may be reserved in person at the Saint Louis Art Museum Information Centers or Metrotix at or 314-534-1111. Tickets reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge.

The lecture is presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. FLWHEP members receive reserved seating at the lecture;tickets must be acquired in advance. To become a member visit

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