Regretting Mr. Wright: 2012 Annual Meeting

Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story

Mamah Borthwick Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright fell in love. They were both married to other people and had eight children to care for between them. Flaunting all social mores of their time and abandoning their obligations, they ran off together. They spent time in Europe and then later settled in Wisconsin where Mr. Wright built Taliesin for Mamah.

Mamah was a modern woman living in a still very Victorian world. While Mr. Wright could depend on society to forgive a man’s indiscretions; especially if it also viewed him as genius, Mamah was expected to behave in a carefully prescribed manner. When she did not, she was outcast. She lived what was left of her short life as the female head of household at Taliesin where she died, tragically, in 1914.

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Mamah returns to our world in this presentation to tell her own story.
First-person interpretation by Ellie Carlson.

Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Winnetka Community House Garden Room
Wine reception at 6:30, program begins at 7:00 with a short business meeting

This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs requested but not required.

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