Adult Programs
Lectures & Events
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Members Annual Meeting - The Restorations of Robie House and Unity Temple: Different Conditions/Different Solutions

Attend the Members Annual Meeting and enjoy a complimentary cocktail reception and lecture at the Cliff Dwellers Club, overlooking a spectacular view of Michigan Avenue and the lakefront. Gunny Harboe, lead preservation architect for the Robie House interior restoration, will discuss the historic restoration of these two important Wright sites.

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Friday, April 5, 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright, the Art Institute, and the Robie House, 1900-1910

Architectural historian Kathryn Smith discusses the exhibitions Wright organized and presented at the Art Institute and considers the ways in which these exhibitions articulated his seminal design philosophy and won over his detractors.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 Wright Plus Housewalk

The annual Wright Plus Housewalk features rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries in Oak Park, Illinois. Experience history and enjoy a festive day.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019 Renewing Wright’s Vision: Restoring the Robie House

Enrich your Wright Plus experience with an engaging panel discussion of the recent restoration of Wright’s iconic Robie House. Following the program, experience and explore the restored Robie House for yourself at an exclusive cocktail reception.

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Monday, May 20, 2019 Wright on the Farm - Muirhead Farmhouse and Fabyan Villa

Extend your Wright Plus experience with a luxury day trip to tour Fabyan Villa, an expansive complex remodeled by Wright on the Fox River, and Muirhead Farmhouse, Wright’s Usonian solution for a working farm and a growing family.

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Friday, May 10, 2019 Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

May 10-21, 2019

Travel in the architect’s footsteps and into the heart of Japanese culture, discovering what Wright loved about Japan and the ideas from “that great East” which proved influential throughout his career. Fall in love with Japan, as Wright did, on this 11-day, 10-night journey.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts

June 6-15, 2019

Enjoy exclusive access and curator-led tours of buildings and collections that represent the very best of the British Arts and Crafts movement in London, Glasgow and the Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished at the turn of the last century.

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Friday, September 6, 2019 An American Legacy: Architecture, Craft, and Design in Upstate New York

September 6-9, 2019

Drawn to the region by prosperous clients, the nation’s most progressive architects and designers, including H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham and Frank Lloyd Wright helped shape a grand vision for Buffalo as a modern American city.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 Gaudí to Gehry: Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

October 18-26, 2019

Explore Barcelona and Bilbao, two cities renowned for their history and culture, where striking modern architecture stands side-by-side with centuries of tradition.

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