Wright and The Americas

February 12-19 2020

8 days | Max 26 guests

Wright and The Americas

Architecture, Art and Design in Mexico

In the early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright’s evolving vision for a uniquely American architecture made an abrupt shift. To better suit his clients on the West Coast and the rugged, hilly terrain of Los Angeles, the architect turned his attention from the prairie to the ruins of the Yucatán. The resulting concrete and textile block houses embraced indoor/outdoor living with a style both ancient and modern, and a glamour befitting Hollywood. Wright’s fascination with Pre-Columbian art and architecture was a lasting one, and it followed him around the globe.

Join the discussion as we travel to Mexico City and the Yucatán on an exploration of these little-studied influences. Experience the country’s brilliant architectural past and dynamic present – from Mayan to Colonial, Art Deco to Mexican Modernism. Learn about the life and work of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Visit homes by Luis Barragán, an architect who used vibrant color, organic materials and a masterful interchange of interior and exterior spaces to create a poetic architecture defined by light and color.

$6,495 per person, double occupancy
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Members: $5,995 per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,295
International airfare not included

Full Itinerary

Destinations

Journey Includes

8 days

Seven nights’ accommodations in luxury hotels

15 Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 3 dinners

7+ Tours

  • National Museum of Anthropology
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Zocaló Main Square
  • Anahuacalli Museum
  • Museo Frida Kahlo (“Blue House”)
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio
  • Casa Gilardi
  • Museo Soumaya
  • Museo Jumex
  • Xochicalco
  • Ruins of Uxmal, Kabah and Sayil

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  • Events, guides, lectures, entrance fees and curator honorariums
  • All taxes for goods and services as well as all gratuities
  • Flight from Mexico City to Mérida
  • Private airport transfers on Day 1 & 8
  • Transportation by luxury motor coach
  • Porterage of one bag per person

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