In May, SC Johnson unveiled a new exhibit on the company’s Racine, Wisconsin campus. Usonia: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision Of The American Home is a free, open-to-the-public exhibit at The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright
The exhibit celebrates Wright’s architectural vision for the development of cities that featured affordable and practical, yet beautiful, homes he referred to as “Usonian.” Wright prototype Usonian home was built in Madison, WIsconsin in 1936, during the Great Depression. The house was conceived as a model for bringing great architecture to everyone using less-expensive, mass-produced materials, and leaving out basements and attics. He emphasized a visual connection between interior and exterior spaces, and designed living areas to encourage families to gather together.
The exhibit features an “exploded” model on special loan from the Milwaukee Art Museum that articulates the exact proportions, scale and natural materials Wright used to create the Jacobs House. It also features a model of Wright's design (unbuilt) for the Ralph Jester House, and several important furniture pieces that resulted from Wright’s 1955 venture with Heritage-Henredon furniture makers.
The Gallery, housed in the award-winning Fortaleza Hall designed by Fosters + Partners on SC Johnson’s campus, is also home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library that features a collection of more than 800 items.
This exhibit runs through April, 2014. The Usonia exhibit and other tours of SC Johnson are free & open to the public
"Usonia" is a one-hour, stand-alone tour available on Fridays at 2:00 and Saturdays at 10:30 and 12:30. Tours of the Great Workroom and Fortaleza Hall are available by reservation on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information about this exhibit or tours of the SC Johnson campus, call 262-260-2154, email email@example.com, or use the online scheduling tool at www.scjohnson.com/visit