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Frederick C. Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908–10). Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Photographer: Tim Long
- Frank Lloyd Wright 2014 Housewalk and Robie House Tour
Join Parkland Art Gallery director Lisa Costello and art history instructor Laura O'Donnell for a two-day trip to Chicago and Oak Park, home to the largest number of Wright-designed buildings anywhere. Our first stop will be the Robie House on the University of Chicago campus. One of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture, this house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1909 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and a forerunner of modernism in architecture. We will spend the night in downtown Chicago with free time to visit museums or enjoy the city lights. Dinner is on your own.
After a group breakfast on Saturday, we depart for Oak Park to participate in the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's internationally renowned 40th annual architectural housewalk, marking the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Trust's 40th anniversary. This special event features rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Oak Park studio. Enjoy interpretations of the spaces Wright created for his fellow community members and learn about who they were.
Includes round-trip transportation to Chicago, lodging, breakfast at hotel, transportation to Oak Park, housewalk tour, box lunch.
Friday, May 16 - Saturday, May 17,
Limited Seating! Register today!
$150 deposit due by February 28
Please register through Parkland College Community Education at 217-351-2055 or online here.
These bus trips are a collaborative effort between Community Education and Parkland Art Gallery to assist with art gallery exhibits and programming. To join us on one of these trips, please contact Community Education at 217/353-2055 to purchase a ticket. Seating is limited.
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