What perfect timing to announce my second experience. For a few reasons, this is a building I have been wanting to visit for awhile now. Reason one – it was designed by probably the MOST famous architect – Frank Lloyd Wright. Reason two – see reason one. FLW is NOT my favorite architect, but its pretty amazing San Francisco can boast this small, almost unknown building. Located in Union Square (Union Square people!) , this building is an art gallery, called Xanadu, that specializes in art and antiques from all over the world.
Rumor (the internet) has it that FLW worked on this building during the same time he worked on the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York. I posted the floor plan below, because it mimics the well known circular stair case of the Guggenheim – and because floor plans are pretty.
building – Xanadu Museum
architect – Frank Lloyd Wright
location – 140 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108
date – Saturday, February 26, 2011
time – 2 – 4 pm
fun fact – Olivia Newton John starred in a film called Xanadu
after – lets buy some shoes. totally kidding! lets get out of tourist central and grab a drink!