A Chicago Architecture Biennial Highlight Tour of Wright’s Home and Studio + Robie House
In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will be offering a tour that will start and end at The Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago. It will travel to the Home and Studio and Robie House
Chicago was the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for a modern American way of living. Arriving in 1887, Wright would spend the first twenty years of his career working in the city and its suburbs.
Leave the driving to us as you experience the best of Wright’s Chicago with expert commentary about the life and work of America’s greatest architect. Travel to the historic suburb of Oak Park, where Wright established his legacy as a visionary architect. The area is home to the greatest concentration of Wright buildings in the world. Explore Wright’s original Home and Studio, the architect’s design laboratory, where Wright designed over 150 buildings including the Larkin Administration Building, Unity Temple, and the Frederick C. Robie House.
Departing Oak Park, take in the spectacular Chicago skyline as you travel along scenic Lake Shore Drive to Hyde Park for a tour of Wright’s Prairie masterpiece, the Robie House. Completed in 1910, the residence is the consummate expression of Wright’s Prairie style and a precursor of modernism in architecture. Unrelentingly horizontal in its elevation and a dynamic configuration of sliding planes in its plan, the Robie House is the most innovative and forward thinking of all Wright’s Prairie houses.
Tour will meet in the north lobby of The Cultural Center. The bus will load on Garland Avenue on the west side of the building.
Admission: $45 Trust members, $60 non-members
Tour Length: 9:15 am – 2:30 pm (bus leaves promptly at 9:15, plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in)
Tour Length: 12:30 pm – 5:45 pm (bus leaves promptly at 12:30, plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in)