Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (Photo: Sturmvogel 66)
Fallingwater is a supreme example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture, stemming from his belief that every building should appear to grow naturally from its environment. Built for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh as a mountain retreat, it is regarded as a pivotal design in the history of modern architecture. Cantilevered over a waterfall, Fallingwater is the only remaining major Wright-designed residence with its setting, original furnishings, and artworks intact.
The tour is led by Bill Keene, a lecturer in history, urban studies, and architecture. After a docent-guided tour of the house, time is provided for photographing and exploring the grounds and visiting the gift shop.
Lunch is included at Penn Alps, a craft center and restaurant in Grantsville, Maryland. Box suppers catered by the Fallingwater Cafe are served on the way home.
Participants may not carry large cameras, video cameras, or other large items during the tour of the house. No interior photography is allowed; only the main floor is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Fringe stop at about 9:25 a.m.
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit
Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-270, Exit 26 Urbana Carpool lot