The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will celebrate 2014 as the Legacy Year to mark the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust itself.
In 1889, Wright designed and built his family home and workplace in Oak Park, Illinois with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. In 1974, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust was founded, as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, to restore the Home and Studio and open the site for tours. Today, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is the oldest Wright site open to the public.
In its four decades, the Trust has become the gateway to Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, providing an authentic experience of Wright’s original architecture with programming that renews Wright’s broader vision of design, education and the environment to local, national and international audiences.
Trust President & CEO, Celeste Adams states, “2014 will be a special year for us to reflect on the unique contribution Frank Lloyd Wright made to American architecture and design, and on the story and accomplishments of his Chicago years. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of visitors to the place where it all began 125 years ago.”
The Trust is planning a year-long celebration with new initiatives and special events, including:
Friday, March 21, 2014: Opening of Oak Park Studio Balcony installation and tours
Saturday, May 17, 2014: ALL WRIGHT Housewalk in Oak Park and River Forest, IL
Tuesday, June 17, 2014: Founders Day, celebrating the founding of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Thursday, July 17, 2014: Museum Opening Day, commemorating the opening of the Home and Studio to the public
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