Start Your Adventure Here

Wright Before the “Lloyd”: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Search for Himself

November 18, 2023
 - December 28, 2024
10:00am
 - 3:00pm

Frank Lloyd Wright was not always the brash self-confident symbol of architectural creativity who is remembered today. Arriving in Chicago in 1886, the 19-year-old aspiring architect began a search for his own identity- an exploration into architectural approach and personal self.

The exhibit covers Wright’s early life from his childhood and apprenticeship with architects Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Adler & Sullivan to his early career on his own. The exhibit contains architectural elements, including terra cotta treatments, screens, a window, brickwork and hardware that were salvaged from a number of Wright- (and Sullivan-) designed buildings. This collection of rarely-exhibited items comes from a private collection.

Wright’s early professional development occurred in conjunction with architect and mentor Cecil Sherman Corwin, whom he met on arriving at Silsbee’s office. The exhibit also explores Corwin’s influence on Wright’s work.

Sponsors of the exhibit are the Arch W. Shaw Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, WE Energies Foundation and the Racine Arts Council.

The museum is located at 701 Main Street in Racine. Museum hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10am5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday Noon-4pm. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

The museum, built as a Carnegie Library in 1904, is a historically preserved building and is not ADA accessible. For more information call the museum at 262-636-3296 or visit their website, www.racineheritagemuseum.org

Free Admission

Location

Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main St.
Racine, WI

Event Organizer

Racine_Moose_Lodge_437

Racine Heritage Museum

701 Main St
Racine, WI
Museum
Downtown/Lakefront
May 2024
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2

Nearby...

Points of Interest within 1 Mile

Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main St
Racine, WI
0.00 miles away
Preservation Hall
Event Venues, Wedding Venues
740 Lake Ave
Racine, WI
0.05 miles away
Maple Table, The
Dining
520 Main St
Racine, WI
0.07 miles away
Memorial Hall
Event Venues
72 7th St
Racine, WI
0.07 miles away
Root River Rollers
Sports Entertainment
72 7th St
Racine, WI
0.07 miles away
Hotel Verdant
Hotel/Motel
500 Main St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Eave
Bar, Nightlife
500 Main St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Marguerite
Dining
500 Main St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Vero International Cuisine
Dining, Event Venues
211 6th St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Void, The
Bar, Nightlife
213 6th St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Racine Public Library
Library
75 7th St
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Toad Hall
Bar, Dining, Nightlife
611 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI
0.08 miles away
Skip to content