Reading Time: 6 minutes To know why the top of the post says the number “42”, read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. I know these things – through my work at as the Taliesin historian, when I worked in the Taliesin tour program, and/or I answered weekly questions in the “Hey Keiran” feature. You’ll see […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is my old friend, Terry. He passed away in January of last year. Terry Teachout (February 6, 1956 – January 13, 2022) I’m in a mood. That’s because, for the last day I’ve been thinking about Terry, and missing him. Knowing the date of the one-year anniversary of his death was coming up, I […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I took this photograph looking out of a window of my office at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. You can see my lone car in the parking lot. Sometimes when I came into work, the ice was a little “sketchy” to the employee-parking-lot up one level. In that case, I just stayed below rather […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Edmund Teske took this photograph in the winter of 1936-37. He was in the Breezeway at Taliesin, looking northeast towards the Living Room. This week, a winter storm is crossing the United States. This storm reminded me of one of the “At Taliesin” newspaper articles written by apprentices in the Taliesin Fellowship. This article is […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Taken in 1997. Me talking to someone at the art fair that was held in the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. I’m standing to the left of all of the stained-glass pieces that I had made. No: “selling my wares” in this post does not mean I’ll write about giving Taliesin tours. I’m talking about […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes A postcard looking (plan) northeast at the western façade of Taliesin’s hayloft, summer (the hayloft is under the roof). Because the collection of people are unexpected at a farmhouse, Randolph C. Henning (who collected this postcard), thinks this was taken the day after Taliesin’s 1914 fire and murders. I wrote The Oldest Thing at Taliesin […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes My next post, Oldest Part of Taliesin, II , is on the way (part I is here). First though, I’m going to add a portion of an “At Taliesin” article posted in 1936 that was about Thanksgiving. In 1936, the Taliesin Fellowship, with the Wrights, celebrated Thanksgiving in Wisconsin. Here’s writer, Marya Lilien, on the […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Looking (plan) east at Taliesin from the balcony of its hayloft, fall 1911. Taken by Taylor Woolley, who worked as a draftsman for Wright at Taliesin. I showed this image in the post, “This will be a nice addition“. While people don’t ask that question at other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, it’s part and parcel […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes The logo for NaNoWriMo Here’s the start: Over 15 years ago, I read the book, The Girl With the Botticelli Eyes and was furious. I wasn’t mad about the novel’s plot; I was angry because I felt the author completely misunderstood art restoration. The Girl With the Botticelli Eyes takes place around an exhibition on […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Standing in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hillside Theater looking east at the curtain. I took this photo in 2007. I’m excited1 to write about the curtains at the Hillside Theater today for a couple of reasons. 1: I can show a few photos of Hillside’s original theater curtain. And, 2: I get to give you one […]
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Whenever I have a question regarding anything Taliesin-related Keiran Murphy is the first person I turn to."
Never in my life have I been given a more sensitive and comprehending tour of anything, anywhere. Listening to her talk about Wright and looking at everything she pointed out, I felt as if my eyes had opened to twice their normal size."
… her knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright is close to astonishing. Over many years she has simply absorbed him—and his beloved Taliesin—into her bones.” “I am in awe at her willingness—her delight—in sharing what she knows with others."