The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100 Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

3/20, 2024(Wed) ━ 5/12(Sun)

Exhibition Ended
The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100 Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100 Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is celebrated as one of America’s most famous modern architects, noted for masterworks such as the Edgar J. Kaufmann House (Fallingwater) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
His passion for ukiyo-e and close ties to Japan are also evident in the works he left in Japan, including the Wright Imperial Hotel (now partially relocated and preserved at Museum Meijimura) and Jiyu Gakuen School.In 2012, a collection of more than 50,000 materials, including his drawings, was transferred from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.
On going research has been conducted to uncover Wright’s broad vision and intellect from art, architecture and design to writing, landscape, education, construction and urbanism. Jointly curated by Japanese and US teams with Ken Tadashi Oshima (Professor at the University of Washington) and Jennifer Gray (Vice-President and Director of the Taliesin Institute, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation) invited from the United States, this exhibition will highlight Wright’s cutting-edge endeavors through his interaction with diverse cultures bridged by the Imperial Hotel and showcase his drawings among other materials.
The perspective of this global architect resonates with present-day challenges and provides inspiration for the world yet to come.



Mar. 20 – May. 12, 2024


Every 2nd and 4th Monday of month and Apr. 15*
*Only this exhibition is not open on April 15.

Opening hours

9:30 – 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)


Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition Aomori Executive Committee(Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori Broadcating Corporation, Aomori Prefectural Organization for Tourism
and Globalization), Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Embassy of the United States of America, Architectural Institute of Japan, The Japan Institute of Architects, DOCOMOMO Japan, Archives of Organic Architecture Japan, Minato City Board of Education

Special cooperation
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, Imperial Hotel, Ltd.

Union Foundation For Ergodesign Culture

Kurahashi Corporation

Exhibit cooperation
Forest Sawmill Risola Limited Liability Partnership

Exhibition design
Jun Aoki (AS )+ Kumaya Sato (tandem)


* This exhibition is supported through generous donations from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.



Adults -1,500yen(1,300yen)

Students(high school students and college students) -1,000yen(800yen)

Children(Junior high school students and under) -Free

Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult.

-Admission in parentheses is for groups of 20 persons or more and AOMORI GOKAN ART Fest 2024 Guidebook Passport Discount.


Discounted Combined Tickets

Combined Tickets for 2 Exhibitions

(Frank Lloyd Wright and the World + AOMORI GOKAN Arts Fest 2024)

*Admission fee will be changed from Apr. 13th due to the expansion of the Arts Fest exhibition area.


Mar. 20 – Apr. 12, 2024

Adults -1,710yen

Students(high school students and college students) -1,040yen


Apr. 13 – May. 12, 2024

Adults -2,000yen

Students(high school students and college students) -1,200yen

Exhibition Structure

SECTION 1: Modern beginnings: Chicago—Tokyo and the culture of ukiyo-e

SECTION 2: Views from the Shining Brow

SECTION 3: Designing progressive educational environments

SECTION 4: Imperial Hotel at the global crossroads

SECTION 5: Variation in scale from micro to macro

SECTION 6: Rising architecture and uplifting environment

SECTION 7: Interactions with diverse cultures