Buffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, April 1. The Martin House will offer self-guided tours Thursday through Sunday from 12 – 4pm, with more tour offerings planned later in the month.
“We are excited to welcome visitors once again to the interior spaces of the Martin House,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The same health protocols are in place that we followed during 2020 which provided a safe experience for our guests, staff, and volunteers.”
Advance tickets are required and available online at www.martinhouse.org. Timed entry for the self-guided tour assists to control capacity inside the house. Visitors must adhere to safety guidelines, including the wearing of face coverings.
A public art installation in collaboration with the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative was installed in June, 2020, which continues to provide a free, outdoor experience for people of all ages. Seven of world-renowned ceramicist Jun Kaneko’s enormous, colorful ceramic sculptures are on display throughout the restored grounds of the Martin House estate, as well as a series of smaller works on view inside the visitor’s center. In addition, the on-site Museum Store will be open to the public during regular tour hours.
“With the arrival of spring, we are enjoying more and more visitors to the grounds, and our landscape is beginning to come alive,” said Roberts. “The public art installation is in place until early October, so we encourage everyone to make time for an outdoor exploration of the landscape and the massive sculptures.”
Visit www.martinhouse.org for more information about tours and the health & safety guidelines. The Martin House is located at 143 Jewett Parkway in Buffalo. Street parking is available at no cost.
ABOUT THE MARTIN HOUSE
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, designed and built from 1903-05, is considered by Wright scholars to be a significant turning point in the evolution of Wright’s Prairie house concept. The original estate consisted of the main Martin House, pergola, conservatory and carriage house, the Barton House, and a gardener’s cottage, totaling nearly 32,000 square feet. Wright called the Martin House his “opus” and had its plans tacked above his drafting board for decades. Reconstruction of the pergola, conservatory, and carriage house was completed in early 2007 in the most ambitious restoration of demolished Wright buildings to date. The historic Martin House site offers public tours, school programs, community events, event rentals, and a retail store. More information about this National Historic Landmark can be found at www.martinhouse.org.
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