Fallingwater Offers Life-long Learners a VIP Experience Through Insight/Onsite Seminar

Thu, Jun 13th 2013, 14:19. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – June 13 – Imagine experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater the way the Kaufmanns did: relaxing on a terrace, enjoying dinner in the living room and journaling at a Wright-designed desk.

Fallingwater, Wright’s masterwork located 90 minutes southeast of Pittsburgh, is offering this rare opportunity to adults who seek an increased understanding gained through a first-hand experience of one the world’s greatest buildings. The three-day Insight/Onsite seminar, held in September, combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and lively mealtime discussions. The experience provides participants with a unique understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological and historical perspectives.

Participants will join Lynda Waggoner, vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater, and the site’s curators as they receive access to the house and instruction not offered to other visitors. For example, Insight/Onsite participants spend two nights at a house onsite, attend private lectures and join staff for lunch on one of the house’s terraces.

“This unique program is designed for individuals who want more than what a tour has to offer,” said Roy Young, curator of education. “This is for people who have a desire to develop a deeper understanding of what Fallingwater was to the Kaufmann family and how Frank Lloyd Wright designed it to enhance their experience with this beautiful site. We strive to give you a learning experience of a lifetime.”

Because this program is intended to help a small group focus on personal inquiry, Insight/Onsite is limited to eight people every session. The all-inclusive experience is $1,500 per person for double occupancy and $2000 for single occupancy. Guests will reside in simple on-site housing at Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,000-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater – in a house that includes four bedrooms, each with a private bath.

Seminar activities include:
• A silent walk to Fallingwater and time to explore the house on one’s own;
• Discussion and inquiry exercises designed to deepen participants’ understanding of and appreciation for the house and its setting;
• Dinner with Fallingwater’s director and curators;
• Conversations about art, architecture and other topics with special guests; and
• An informal afternoon of relaxation and inquiry inside Fallingwater.

2013 Dates:
• Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Thursday, Sept. 5 and
• Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 12

Registration and Additional Information:
To register or for additional information, contact Young at 724-329-7823 or at ryoung@paconserve.org.



About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 233,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 135 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Allison Schlesinger
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2358 (office)
412-607-1945 (cell)