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.
Lloyd Wright, left, and Johnson Jr. Image: SC Johnson
Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall, where the new exhibit is located
Fortaleza Hall. Image: SC Johnson
The SC Johnson Administration Building
Famed lily-pad canopy at the headquarters. Image: SC Johnson
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
Frank Lloyd Wright designed 15-story Research Tower. Image: SC Johnson
H.F. Johnson Jr. 1940s Office (weekend-only tours)
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.
Wingspread birds-eye view. Image: Chicago Reader