New Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Gives You a Free Look Inside His Designs

SC Johnson announced the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit of his architecture and furniture. Organized with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, it covers most of Wisconsin’;s “Frank Lloyd Wright Trail” of buildings and includes 26 miniature scale models of his best work.

The new exhibit, On the Wright Trail, is located at SC Johnson’;s Fortaleza Hall at its corporate headquarters in Racine. Third-generation SC Johnson leader H.F. Johnson Jr. commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 to build the new corporate headquarters, which started a long relationship between the 2. Wright designed several buildings and a home for Johnson Jr. which can be toured for free by the public on select days.

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Lloyd Wright, left, and Johnson Jr. Image: SC Johnson

The new exhibition is part of the company’;s campus tour available Thursdays through Sundays. The one-and-a-half hour tour covers:

Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall, where the new exhibit is located

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Fortaleza Hall. Image: SC Johnson

The SC Johnson Administration Building

SC Johnson mushroom shaped headquarters

Famed lily-pad canopy at the headquarters. Image: SC Johnson

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The pedestrian bridge that connects sections of the Administration Building. Image: SC Johnson

Lily Pad Gift Shop

The lily-pad design repeats in the exterior of the Administrative Building. Image: SC Johnson

Research Tower

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed 15-story Research Tower. Image: SC Johnson

H.F. Johnson Jr. 1940s Office (weekend-only tours)

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Penthouse office of SC Johnson’s third-generation leader, H.F. Johnson Jr. in original, mint condition. Image: SC Johnson

You can also book a free visit to Wingspread, the famous Prairie-style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for H.F. Johnson Jr. It’;s located 5 miles away from the headquarters and is Lloyd Wright’;s last and largest (14,000 square feet) Prairie-style house.

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Wingspread birds-eye view. Image: Chicago Reader

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5-fireplace living room at Wingspread, designed in 1938 by Frank Lloyd Wright for the H.F. Johnson Jr. family. Image: Mark Hertzberg

For more information or to book a tour online, visit SC Johnson’;s website.

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