August 13. 2012 10:00AM - Last modified: August 13. 2012 10:04AM

S.C. Johnson opens Wright exhibit in Racine

  
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 S.C. Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright explores the transformative style and examines Wright's impact on the American home.

Located on the Wright-designed S.C. Johnson campus in Racine, The Gallery is free and open to the public with tours available on Fridays and Saturdays.
"Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-Style designs are iconic and we are so excited to add The Gallery and this exhibit to our campus. It's an opportunity to showcase some of these never-before seen items and provide a more in depth experience for our visitors," said Kelly Semrau, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability for S.C. Johnson. "Globally, architecture has been significantly influenced by Wright's Prairie-Style, but he only designed and built 551 Prairie-Style homes and buildings in the United States. We're thrilled to feature his work and display some of his unique designs and artifacts."
The Gallery, housed in the Fosters + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall on S.C. Johnson's campus, is also home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library, which features a collection of more than 800 items. The Gallery is co-curated by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, archives director at Taliesin West, Ariz., and Brady Roberts, chief curator of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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