Free Gallery Explores the Architect's Connection to Nature and Influence on American Homes
RACINE, Wis., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the late 1800s, Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered the Prairie-Style home which resulted in a residential architecture revolution across the country. The debut exhibit at The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, explores this transformative style and examines Wright's impact on the American home. Located on the Wright-designed SC Johnson campus in Racine, Wis., The Gallery is free and open to the public with tours available on Fridays and Saturdays.
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The Gallery adds to a number of Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks across the Midwest. Racine is situated in the midst of a 220-mile span between Oak Park, Ill. and Spring Green, Wis., additional works of architectural importance within the area include:
- Wingspread, the home Wright designed for the Johnson family in 1937, in Racine, Wis., now a conference center for The Johnson Foundation. For tour information: http://www.johnsonfdn.org/contact-us/tours-johnson-foundation-wingspread
- Taliesin, Wright's home and architectural laboratory in Spring Green, Wis. for tour information: http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/visitors-guide/our-tours
- The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Ill. For tour information: http://gowright.org/home-and-studio.html
- The Robie House in Chicago. For tour information: http://www.gowright.org/research/wright-robie-house.html
- American System-Built homes in the Burnham Street Historic District, Milwaukee. For tour information: http://www.wrightinmilwaukee.com/tours/tabid/56/Default.aspx
- The Jacobs House in Madison, Wis. For tour information: http://www.usonia1.com/06_visit.html
The Lily Pad, a unique gift shop featuring exclusive SC Johnson memorabilia and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired items, is open in conjunction with all tours. For more information on tours of the SC Johnson campus, please call (262) 260-2154, email Tours@scj.com, use the online scheduling tool at www.scjohnson.com/visit or visit us on Twitter @VisitSCJ.