Learning by Doing

In conjunction with Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

In conjunction with Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward, the Sackler Center for Arts Education presents Learning By Doing, an exhibition featuring a selection of models, drawings, and photographs of shelters designed, built, and lived in over the past seven decades by students of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Arizona and Wisconsin.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, United States.
From Friday 15 May 2009 to Sunday 23 August 2009

Hanging  Tent, 2001  image

Published by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY on Tuesday 16 June 2009.
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The process of designing and building a shelter, either by modifying an existing structure or by creating an entirely new one, presents an opportunity for students to experience firsthand many of the issues involved in design, construction, and community responsibility. Learning By Doing inspires awareness of the architecture surrounding visitors in their daily lives, and illustrates how learning about space, materials, and details contributes significantly to the appreciation of our everyday environment.

As an extension of this exhibition, the Guggenheim and Google SketchUp have launched Design It: Shelter Competition, inviting amateur and professional designers to model their own 3-D virtual shelters, located anywhere in the world. Visit the competition Web site to see submitted shelters, or to submit your own.