Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust The mission of the Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy and preservation of his original sites for future generations.
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The Trust presents five Wright structures as public historic architecture museums, his remarkable Home and Studio and groundbreaking Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; his Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago’s financial district; and his jewel-like Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. The Trust is responsible for funding, restoring and preserving the Home and Studio and Robie House. More information on the many restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust can be found at www.flwright.org. History of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

The Trust was established in 1974 as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, to acquire and preserve Wright's Home and Studio in Oak Park as the birthplace of American residential architecture. In 1975, the Home and Studio became a co-stewardship property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Home and Studio Foundation embarked on its mission to restore and operate the building as a historic house museum. In 1976, the Home and Studio was declared a National Historic Landmark. The ensuing $3+ million restoration was completed in 1987, at which time it received the American Institute of Architects' prestigious National Honor Award. In February 1997, the Home and Studio Foundation built upon its past success by assuming responsibility for the management and restoration of Wright's Robie House, located on the University of Chicago campus. At that time, Wright’s Robie House became one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 21 historic sites. In 2000, the Home and Studio Foundation changed its name to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to better reflect the dual stewardship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Wright’s Robie House. In November 2010, the Trust established a new facility in The Rookery—a National Historic Landmark in downtown Chicago. The Trust's administrative offices and a ShopWright gift store are located in The Rookery. The Rookery is an icon of architecture set in the heart of the Midwest’s central financial district. The structure is both quintessentially Chicago, and contains one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic and significant interior compositions. In 1905 Wright remodeled The Rookery Light Court—creating a stunning balance between Burnham and Root’s ironwork and ornamentation with his own Prairie style concepts. The Trust offers Light Court Tours at noon Monday through Friday. A dedicated group of more than 500 volunteers provide interpretive tours of both museum sites to 102,000 visitors from around the world each year. The Trust provides an array of inspiring public education programs, and operates a public access research center containing special collections on the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of architecture. Governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a staff of more than 50 employees, the Trust's operating income is derived from tours, merchandise proceeds, memberships, donations and grants from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Its financial responsibilities include fully funding the preservation and restoration of the Home and Studio and Robie House. In December 2013, the organization streamlined its name to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to send a simpler and stronger message.

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As we wrap up “National Volunteer Month,” we just want to say thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers. We could n...
04/30/2021

As we wrap up “National Volunteer Month,” we just want to say thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers. We could not do what we do without you!

Interested in sharing Wright’s design legacy? Join our family of volunteers: http://bit.ly/2DNlO9U

As we wrap up “National Volunteer Month,” we just want to say thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers. We could not do what we do without you!

Interested in sharing Wright’s design legacy? Join our family of volunteers: http://bit.ly/2DNlO9U

Browse new and popular outdoor accessories at ShopWright.org: https://bit.ly/3nOoScW (pictured: Pagoda Lantern Garden Sc...
04/29/2021

Browse new and popular outdoor accessories at ShopWright.org: https://bit.ly/3nOoScW

(pictured: Pagoda Lantern Garden Sculpture)

Browse new and popular outdoor accessories at ShopWright.org: https://bit.ly/3nOoScW

(pictured: Pagoda Lantern Garden Sculpture)

“Youth Design and Architecture Club” is a virtual after-school program in which students delve into the concept of home ...
04/27/2021

“Youth Design and Architecture Club” is a virtual after-school program in which students delve into the concept of home (from their own homes) over five weeks.

Weekly sessions will include creative problem solving, virtual field trips, and more.

This program begins May 12 (Grades 3-5) and May 13 (Grades 6-8). Register today: https://bit.ly/3gr3ieC

“Youth Design and Architecture Club” is a virtual after-school program in which students delve into the concept of home (from their own homes) over five weeks.

Weekly sessions will include creative problem solving, virtual field trips, and more.

This program begins May 12 (Grades 3-5) and May 13 (Grades 6-8). Register today: https://bit.ly/3gr3ieC

Welcome back to the Rookery Building! Tours of the luminous light court are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornin...
04/26/2021

Welcome back to the Rookery Building!

Tours of the luminous light court are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Advance tickets recommended: https://bit.ly/2VFX6Em

Welcome back to the Rookery Building!

Tours of the luminous light court are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Advance tickets recommended: https://bit.ly/2VFX6Em

Happy World Book Day (USA)! ShopWright has a great selection of books, including “Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Arch...
04/23/2021

Happy World Book Day (USA)!

ShopWright has a great selection of books, including “Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side”. The book visits over 60 sites by architects including Wright. Buy it today: https://bit.ly/32eD1I7

When you’re done, check out this complementary playlist from author Lee Bey and Block Club Chicago: https://bit.ly/2Q2g2xr

Happy World Book Day (USA)!

ShopWright has a great selection of books, including “Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side”. The book visits over 60 sites by architects including Wright. Buy it today: https://bit.ly/32eD1I7

When you’re done, check out this complementary playlist from author Lee Bey and Block Club Chicago: https://bit.ly/2Q2g2xr

Happy Earth Day!
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to Oak Park and River Forest residents for our upcoming summer ...
04/21/2021

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to Oak Park and River Forest residents for our upcoming summer camp, Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music.

Scholarships are provided with support from the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. Learn more: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to Oak Park and River Forest residents for our upcoming summer camp, Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music.

Scholarships are provided with support from the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. Learn more: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

Welcome back to the Rookery Building! Light Court tours return one week from today, Monday, April 26. Tours are offered ...
04/19/2021

Welcome back to the Rookery Building!

Light Court tours return one week from today, Monday, April 26. Tours are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Advance tickets recommended: https://bit.ly/2VFX6Em

Welcome back to the Rookery Building!

Light Court tours return one week from today, Monday, April 26. Tours are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Advance tickets recommended: https://bit.ly/2VFX6Em

#onthisday in 1970, the Rookery Building, Unity Temple and the William H. Winslow House were added to the National Park ...
04/17/2021

#onthisday in 1970, the Rookery Building, Unity Temple and the William H. Winslow House were added to the National Park Service's U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Photos: James Caulfield

Elmhurst Art Museum’s recent exhibition “Wright Before the ‘Lloyd’” highlighted exploratory work by a young Frank Lloyd ...
04/16/2021
Wright Before the 'Lloyd'

Elmhurst Art Museum’s recent exhibition “Wright Before the ‘Lloyd’” highlighted exploratory work by a young Frank Lloyd Wright.

Check out some of the museum’s virtual talks and virtual resources: https://bit.ly/3rYiFxl

Frank Lloyd Wright early architecture inspiration and influences Elmhurst Art Museum Museum From Home

Do you like scavenger hunts? Check out our list of “Eye Spy Architecture” and see what you can find in your own neighbor...
04/15/2021

Do you like scavenger hunts?

Check out our list of “Eye Spy Architecture” and see what you can find in your own neighborhood: https://bit.ly/3aD5dqJ

Do you like scavenger hunts?

Check out our list of “Eye Spy Architecture” and see what you can find in your own neighborhood: https://bit.ly/3aD5dqJ

We’re kicking off summer in Wright’s drafting room on June 14, with our first camp session for students in grades 6-8. P...
04/14/2021

We’re kicking off summer in Wright’s drafting room on June 14, with our first camp session for students in grades 6-8.

Participants will explore Wright’s design legacy and innovate in the same room he created his remarkable work. http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

We’re kicking off summer in Wright’s drafting room on June 14, with our first camp session for students in grades 6-8.

Participants will explore Wright’s design legacy and innovate in the same room he created his remarkable work. http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

The enhanced “Robie House In-depth” guided tour is now offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Trained interpreters prov...
04/12/2021

The enhanced “Robie House In-depth” guided tour is now offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Trained interpreters provide an immersive experience of Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece as you tour the public and private spaces of an American landmark.

Limited to 6 guests. https://bit.ly/37FJbCM

The enhanced “Robie House In-depth” guided tour is now offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Trained interpreters provide an immersive experience of Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece as you tour the public and private spaces of an American landmark.

Limited to 6 guests. https://bit.ly/37FJbCM

Happy National Pet Day! Spoil the best member of your family with accessories inspired by design: https://bit.ly/3cTrPqp
04/11/2021

Happy National Pet Day!

Spoil the best member of your family with accessories inspired by design: https://bit.ly/3cTrPqp

Happy National Pet Day!

Spoil the best member of your family with accessories inspired by design: https://bit.ly/3cTrPqp

#onthisday in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright passed away at the age of 91.
04/09/2021

#onthisday in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright passed away at the age of 91.

#onthisday in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright passed away at the age of 91.

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room! “Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music...
04/07/2021

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room!

“Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music” is a weeklong day camp for children in grades 3-5 and 6-8 that explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy through the lens of music, movement, and acoustics.

Learn more about the program, including scholarship opportunities: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room!

“Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music” is a weeklong day camp for children in grades 3-5 and 6-8 that explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy through the lens of music, movement, and acoustics.

Learn more about the program, including scholarship opportunities: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included the Wright-designed David & Gladys Wright House as a “saved” p...
04/06/2021
Places Restored, Threatened, Saved, and Lost in Preservation Magazine's Winter 2021 Issue | National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included the Wright-designed David & Gladys Wright House as a “saved” place in its most recent Preservation Magazine: https://bit.ly/2QYPg9n

A rescued Frank Lloyd Wright-designed masterpiece and the former site of Michigan's state fair are among the places in transition for Preservation magazine's Winter 2021 issue.

Wright Around Oak Park is back! Our most comprehensive tour of Wright in Oak Park includes an expanded Home and Studio t...
04/05/2021

Wright Around Oak Park is back!

Our most comprehensive tour of Wright in Oak Park includes an expanded Home and Studio tour and historic neighborhood walking tour as well as a 25% shopping discount.

Get your tickets now for this coming weekend: https://bit.ly/2NQXADm

Wright Around Oak Park is back!

Our most comprehensive tour of Wright in Oak Park includes an expanded Home and Studio tour and historic neighborhood walking tour as well as a 25% shopping discount.

Get your tickets now for this coming weekend: https://bit.ly/2NQXADm

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room! “Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music...
04/02/2021

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room!

“Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music” is a weeklong day camp for children in grades 3-5 and 6-8 that explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy through the lens of music, movement, and acoustics.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

Summer camps are returning to Wright’s Studio and Drafting Room!

“Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music” is a weeklong day camp for children in grades 3-5 and 6-8 that explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy through the lens of music, movement, and acoustics.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS

#onthisday in 1890, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. was born in Oak Park. Have you visited any of Lloyd Wright’s works? Do you ha...
03/31/2021

#onthisday in 1890, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. was born in Oak Park.

Have you visited any of Lloyd Wright’s works? Do you have a favorite?

Photo: Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Chicago

#onthisday in 1890, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. was born in Oak Park.

Have you visited any of Lloyd Wright’s works? Do you have a favorite?

Photo: Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Chicago

#onthisday in 1984, the Wright-designed J.J. Walser Jr. House received Chicago Landmark Designation. https://bit.ly/2vNS...
03/30/2021

#onthisday in 1984, the Wright-designed J.J. Walser Jr. House received Chicago Landmark Designation. https://bit.ly/2vNSv9g

#onthisday in 1984, the Wright-designed J.J. Walser Jr. House received Chicago Landmark Designation. https://bit.ly/2vNSv9g

The “Home and Studio: Inside and Out” tour combines a guided interior tour of Wright’s Oak Park residence and workspace ...
03/29/2021

The “Home and Studio: Inside and Out” tour combines a guided interior tour of Wright’s Oak Park residence and workspace with a self-guided outdoor audio tour.

Learn about the famed homes designed in the Studio, and then see them for yourself when you walk the surrounding Historic District.

Tours available Thursday through Sunday. Purchase tickets in advance today: https://bit.ly/3dA8bgn

Experience and explore Dutch Modernism on Travel Wright’s inaugural visit to the Netherlands in late-August. Limited spa...
03/26/2021

Experience and explore Dutch Modernism on Travel Wright’s inaugural visit to the Netherlands in late-August.

Limited space available. http://bit.ly/2P8wQ4I

Experience and explore Dutch Modernism on Travel Wright’s inaugural visit to the Netherlands in late-August.

Limited space available. http://bit.ly/2P8wQ4I

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is pleased to announce the reaccreditation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio and the ...
03/24/2021

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is pleased to announce the reaccreditation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio and the Frederick C. Robie House by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). https://bit.ly/30XvCMz

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is pleased to announce the reaccreditation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio and the Frederick C. Robie House by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). https://bit.ly/30XvCMz

03/24/2021

Congratulations to the 21 museums that earned reaccreditation! Recognized as the field’s gold standard for museum excellence for 50 years, AAM accreditation signifies a museum’s quality and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Read the full press release: https://www.aam-us.org/2021/03/23/aam-announces-latest-accreditation-awards/

Join us in congratulating the 21 reaccredited museums! 🎉⬇️
▪️ Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
▪️ Chemung County Historical Society
▪️ Columbia River Maritime Museum
▪️ Dumbarton House
▪️ Farnsworth Art Museum
▪️ Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
▪️ Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
▪️ The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden
▪️ Kansas Historical Society
▪️ Katonah Museum of Art
▪️ Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
▪️ Orange County Regional History Center
▪️ Saint Louis Art Museum
▪️ Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
▪️ Science Museum of Minnesota
▪️ Taubman Museum of Art
▪️ Tenement Museum
▪️ The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
▪️ The Grace Museum
▪️ The Wolfsonian-FIU
▪️ The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Thanks, Condé Nast Traveler for including Wright’s Home and Studio and Robie House on your list of Chicago museums! http...
03/23/2021
14 Best Museums in Chicago

Thanks, Condé Nast Traveler for including Wright’s Home and Studio and Robie House on your list of Chicago museums! http://bit.ly/3vJmgCg

Whatever your interest, from literature to art to architecture, you’ll find its expression in one of the Windy City’s best cultural institutions.

Combine a guided interior tour of Robie House with a self-guided outdoor audio tour that tells the fascinating story of ...
03/22/2021

Combine a guided interior tour of Robie House with a self-guided outdoor audio tour that tells the fascinating story of the home in its historic and contemporary architectural surroundings.

“Robie House: Inside and Out” is available now: https://bit.ly/37FJbCM

Photos: James Caulfield

Good morning! We're waiting for the Siberian Squill to fully bloom at the Oak Park Home and Studio. When do you think it...
03/20/2021

Good morning!

We're waiting for the Siberian Squill to fully bloom at the Oak Park Home and Studio. When do you think it'll happen?

Good morning!

We're waiting for the Siberian Squill to fully bloom at the Oak Park Home and Studio. When do you think it'll happen?

Happy World Sleep Day! Get cozy with throws and pillows from ShopWright: http://bit.ly/3l0T1Gi
03/19/2021

Happy World Sleep Day!

Get cozy with throws and pillows from ShopWright: http://bit.ly/3l0T1Gi

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209 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL
60604

General information

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents five Wright structures as public historic architecture museums, his remarkable Home and Studio and groundbreaking Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; his Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago’s financial district; and the jewel-like Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. The Trust is responsible for funding, restoring and preserving the Home and Studio and Robie House. More information on the many restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust can be found at www.flwright.org.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(312) 994-4000

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