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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation CEO On Wright's Continued Relevance

Taliesin West
Steve Goldstein/KJZZ
The Jester-Pfeiffer House at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth was marked last year, and it came at a time when the attention being paid to the legendary architect’s impact is again on the rise.

Wright has long been influential and internationally famous, but his influence has sometimes waxed and waned. And that may have been because of the message or the messengers.

As of two years ago, Stuart Graff took over as CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Among his missions were clarifying Wright’s continued relevance and helping younger generations understand it.

The Show's Steve Goldstein met Graff recently at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Wright’s winter home from 1937 until his death in 1959. He started by asking Graff to describe the room they were in — in a house designed by Wright…

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.