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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust opens Wright's Oak Park Studio Balcony to public

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In conjunction with its 2014 Legacy Year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust announced plans to open Wright’s Studio Balcony in Oak Park, Ill. to the public on March 21. This will be the first time in the Trust’s 40-year history that the space will be open to the public. A new installation that explores the vitality and creative spirit of Wright’s studio colleagues will be installed in the Studio Balcony.

It was in his Oak Park Studio that Wright pioneered a unique new vision for American architecture, the Prairie style. Between 1898 and 1909, Wright produced more than one third of his life’s work here. A group of talented young draftsmen, architects and artists were drawn to the Studio by Wright’s vision. These included Marion Mahony, the first practicing woman architect in Illinois; Walter Burley Griffin; William Drummond; Charles E. White; Francis Byrne; Richard Bock; George Mann Niedecken; Orlando Giannini; and Isabel Roberts. Against the stimulating backdrop of one of Wright’s most striking early buildings, the Studio staff engaged in lively critiques of each other’s work; interacted with artists and craftsmen; and debated art, architecture and politics. The Trust’s new installation will shed light on Wright’s early architecture practice and the contributions of his colleagues.

Beginning March 21, two Home and Studio guided tours each day will include the Studio Balcony and will be led by specially trained Trust volunteers. Offered at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., these expanded, in-depth tours will be $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Tickets for these tours will be available by advance purchase Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, on the Trust’s website



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