The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will host its semiannual After Hours gathering at Wright’s Prairie-style masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House in April.
Robie House will be open 5-8 p.m. every Friday in April, beginning April 7, and continuing on April 14, 21 and 28. Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A small jazz band will perform. Admission is $30 for Trust Members and $35 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are recommended.
During the evening, guests will have the chance to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s quintessential Prairie style home at their leisure. April After Hours allows access to Robie House’s balconies (weather permitting) and private spaces, which include three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor. Interpreters will be on hand to answer questions. For tickets and more info, follow the link. Read more.
When you buy a portion of a crumbling national treasure such as the bedroom wing of Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley Estate in Riverside, IL, you are taking on quite a challenge. Luckily, John Farneda and Stephanus Greeff are not afraid to take on such a task. Hopefully they'll continue the fantastic work they've started on this significant restoration. Read more.
Curbed has an interesting article about Frank Lloyd Wright's history of furniture design. Throughout his career, Mr. Wright's furniture design was inexorably linked with his greater philosophies about design and architecture, seeing his buildings as total works of art where every element, from the exterior shell to the interior, was connected. Read more.
During the months of March and April, Saturday tours at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will include a trip through an underground tunnel that connects the home and the studio, a feature that is only available to view at certain times of the year. Read more.
Ever wonder what is involved in recreating Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic "Tree of Life" stained glass windows? Each window takes about a month to construct, with 10,000 individual caming pieces, a week of glass cutting, and a few days to solder everything together. See the intricate process here. Read more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Whirling Arrow blog recently posted an sample of the book Art and Philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright written by architect Vernon Swaback, a former apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. It gives us an insight into some of the design assignments given to apprentices at Taliesin. Check it out by following the link. Read more.
Home & Garden News recently ran an article about a series of upcoming tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. In honor of Wright's 150th birthday anniversary, the iconic house over the waterfall will host a variety of educational commemorative activities. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's Summer Design Camp is offering students from third grade through high school the chance to work in the drafting room at Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Studio. Led by professional architects, artists, and designers, kids will have the opportunity to work with design in the very room Mr. Wright worked and taught in. Read more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation posted the news that Joe Fabris, a beloved member of the Taliesin community as appentice and mentor, has passed away peacefully at Taliesin in Wisconsin at the age of 99. Joe came to the Fellowship in 1948 from Canada, and took part in much of the construction at Taliesin and Taliesin West. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Weltzheimer/Johnson House at Oberlin College was completed in 1949 and was the first Usonian house in Ohio. If you have not been lucky enough to see it yet, then plan to attend an open house on Sunday April 2, 2017 between 12-5 pm for $5 per person. Read more.