St. Norbert College Opens “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home” Exhibit

Aug. 25 through Oct. 10

From St. Norbert College, August 11, 2014
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

What is it like to live in a work of art? Visitors to St. Norbert College's Bush Art Center can experience the process of building and living in a home designed by one of America's greatest architects in "Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home," an exhibit opening Aug. 25and running through Oct. 10.

The exhibit explores the creation of a Wright house through the eyes of a client who spent more than fifty years fulfilling the renowned architect's vision. An impressive compilation of original furniture, architectural fragments, rare archival materials, historic photographs and video will all be on view. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the values of a young Indiana couple worked in tandem with Wright's vision to create one family's definition of an American dream home.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sept. 13, as part of "SNC Day," a campus-wide open house, the galleries will be open extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, contact St. Norbert College's art curator, Shan Bryan-Hanson, at 920-403-3072 or shan.bryan-hanson@snc.edu.

The exhibit is sponsored by Performa, Inc., Johnson Bank, Johnson Insurance, h.j. Martin and Son, Inc., the Edward and Terri Martin family and media sponsor, Wisconsin Public Radio.

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home" is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-American Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.