LoginWednesday, April 23, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright in Milwaukee
Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed, American System-Built Home, Model B1

Located at 2714 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is open for tours the 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday of each month and Fridays during the warmer months. Reservations are not necessary. 

 
Restoration Progress

This American Systems-Built Home - Two Flat, Model "C" is located at 2732-34 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is currently being restored and will soon be open to the public as part of the interpreted historic site on West Burnham Street in Milwaukee, WI

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"Usonia" exhibit at SC Johnson

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 tours@scj.com, or use the online scheduling tool at www.scjohnson.com/visit

Wright & Like™ 2014

Details coming soon...

Wright Lecture Series - Madison


Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin has announced the Spring schedule for the Wright Design Series. The 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. These free public lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.

Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Free and Open to the Public
Lectures begin at 7PM

May 6, 7pm, Lecture Hall: Breaking Out of the Circle: Architecture in a Digital Age - Presented by Aaron Betsy, Director of Cincinnati Art Museum.

Explore how architecture can, if it moves beyond its fixation on solitary buildings, become a way in which we can be at home in and make sense of our modern world.

 

May 20, 2014, 7pm, Lecture Hall: Olgivanna Lloyd Wright: Author, Composer, CEO and Partner to Genius – Presented by Indira Berndtson, The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

Discover the uncataloged correspondence of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright along with unpublished photos from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives. This presentation will provide new insight into Mr. and Mrs. Wright’s thoughts, life and work

Sponsored by: Southwest Chapter AIA Wisconsin, Monona Terrace, and Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin, and is supported by a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the Overture Foundation.
 

Annual Appeal

To promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright in his native state of Wisconsin, is the mission of Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1990, the organization has worked tirelessly to honor that statement. For all who value the legacy of Wright’s architecture we know you will agree with our mission. Now more than ever, we need your support, in order to continue to fulfill our mission. Please consider a contribution to our Annual Appeal. 

Thank you!
Lois Berg, President 

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