Community Programs at Monona Terrace

The Wright Design Series

The Wright Design Series



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

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.

Tuesday, September 1
Preview Screening
“American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”

Discover the remarkable life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) at this special film presentation. Guerrero, a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, had an extraordinary, international photography career.  Using Guerrero’s words and images, the documentary explores his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Using his outsider’s eye to produce insightful portraits of important modernist architecture, Guerrero became one of the most sought-after photographers of the “Mad Men” era, yet his poignant story is largely unknown. This film is a special co-presentation of VOCES and American Masters

Watch now: American Masters | Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey - Preview | PBS Video

Pedro E. Guerrero photo gallery and Instagram contest on PBS American Masters website

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. 

Thursday, November 5, 7:00pm, Community Terrace
"20x20 Under 20"
Presented by Monona Terrace

When George Bernard Shaw said "Youth is wasted on the young", he had obviously never been to Madison!  Join us as we hear from some of the brightest, boldest and most talented teens in the city.  You will be surprised how much living they have already experienced in less than twenty years on this planet.
Sponsored  by Monona Terrace
& High Tech Happy Hour
Devised and shared by
KleinDytham Architecture


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