Community Programs at Monona Terrace

The Wright Design Series



All lectures are at 7pm in the Lecture Hall unless otherwise noted.

The 2016 season has concluded.  Please check back in early 2017 for the spring schedule.

The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.

The Wright Design Series is sponsored by:
Southwest Chapter AIA Wisconsin and Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin.


Here's what some past participants had to say about the series:

 We salute your broader scope and found the presentations all excellent!” - Greg B., Madison

“Loved the whole experience! Wonderful people!” -
Betsy H., Monona



PechaKucha Night


What is PechaKucha? The concept is simple: Each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece. It’s an event that is never the same twice, so leave your expectations at the door. Monona Terrace is proud to serve as the official Madison site for PechaKucha International. Cash bar on site. 

Wednesday, Aug. 24
7pm, Community Terrace

"What's Next x PechaKucha"
Presented by HTHH
Looking back can be vital to plan for the future. Join us for “What’s Next x PechaKucha” and hear from a diverse panel of speakers who have overcome challenges, examined their past, and are now predicting what’s next. You won’t want to miss this thought provoking night full of inspiration, contemplation and forward momentum.
Thursday, December 1
7pm, Community Terrace
"Design Fetish"
Presented by Monona Terrace
Picasso has his blue period. Le Corbusier was fascinated by American grain elevators. Frank Gehry dreams about the shape of fish.
Obsessions have long been the muse of the artist. Join us as Madison's top design professionals reveal the significance of the objects, people, and places that creative people just can't get out of their heads.
Sponsored  by Monona Terrace
& High Tech Happy Hour
Devised and shared by
KleinDytham Architecture


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