Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation receives $1M donation

Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona home.  (Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home.
(Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.)

SC Johnson, home of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Administration Building and Research Tower, has committed to a multi-year $1 million donation to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to support the engaging tour experience at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Scottsdale, home and architectural laboratory.

SC Johnson’s gift will partially support tour operations at Taliesin West through the 2016 tour season.

Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark owned and operated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation that offers a totally immersive tour experience. Established in 1937 as Wright’s winter home and architectural studio, Taliesin West was occupied by Wright during the last 20 years of his life, according to a press release.

Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

“We are so grateful to SC Johnson’s visionary leadership for this gift that will help us continue to offer and improve upon the deeply impactful tour experience guests feel at Taliesin West,” stated Sean Malone, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, in the release. “The tour experience at Taliesin West provides our nearly 100,000 annual visitors with a transformative, in-depth look at one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most personal creations—his Arizona desert home.”

In the numerous structures of Taliesin West, the Mr. Wright explored new construction techniques and design concepts, and experimented with new materials—all specific to the desert context, stated the release. The ensemble of structures can be likened to a vast outdoor home whose strong angular shapes echo the landscape.

Taliesin West continues to house the offices of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, members of the Taliesin Fellowship, the resident staff and students who live and work at Taliesin and Taliesin West, and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, according to the release.

Visitors at Taliesin West are welcomed into every room and space—nothing on the tour is left behind ropes or under glass, stated the release.

The Taliesin West tour experiences, partially supported by SC Johnson, are open to the public year-round.  For a full list of tours and to make reservations, please visit www.zerve.com/TaliesinWest or call 888-516-0811.

Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Photograph by Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

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