In this exhibition, which runs from Aug. 11 through Oct. 27, 2019, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science recalls the career of architect and engineer William Wesley Peters. Peters, who grew up in Evansville, became Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice and worked with him on such famous structures as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. After Wrights’s death, Peters produced designs ranging from the Kaden Tower in Louisville to the Pearl Palace in Iran.
The exhibition will focus on Wright’s Evansville career—with a special emphasis on the Peters-Margedant House, a prototype for the development of the Usonian style of architecture that was moved to the University of Evansville’s campus in 2016. It will also highlight Peters’s work with Wright as well as his post-Wright career. Images, drawings and models will illustrate his work.
For more information, contact the Evansville Museum at 812.425.2406 or visit www.emuseum.org.
This program received support from a Historic Preservation Education Grant, a grant sponsored by Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks.