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It's a year of celebration with June 8, 2017 marking the 150th birthday of America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. While you can always tour one of the many Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces in Chicagoland, this summer the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, in partnership with Wright sites across the country, is hosting a number of kid-centered events that make the master architect accessible to even little ones.

Folks around Chicago and the world are excited about the ongoing celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work as they continue to honor the 150th anniversary of his birth. You may already be in the know if you’re an architecture fan, but even if you're not, the Pedal Oak Park bike tour being offered this summer is a great opportunity to celebrate the architectural master and check out some of his famous places, all from the seat of your cruiser bicycle.

Hey, did you know it's the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth? Did you also know the Chicago suburb of Oak Park is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings worldwide?

It's an exciting time to celebrate this architectural genius with a wide range of programs sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. One of the most compelling events will be the Wright Plus 150 Architectural House Walk in Oak Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9am-5pm.

Chicago is a city easily explored by foot or riding the 'L' train, with chances to view the architecture up close and experience the fabulous neighborhoods and parks. But for those times out of the year when the city weather is less cooperative, and for visitors who want the leisurely enjoyment and educational edification of a bus tour of Chicago, we'e got you covered. Check out these touring bus companies for another view of Chicago.

If you’ve been to Chicago, you know that Frank Lloyd Wright, master architect, spent the first 20 years of his career working on some of his most notable buildings while living in nearby suburban Oak Park, Illinois. His work remains a powerful expression of a new American mode of architectural expression and visitors come to Chicago from all over the world to experience his vision firsthand.

WrightPlus

You may have been to see one or two Frank Lloyd Wright masterworks before, but why not check out an entire day’s worth of his masterpieces (and a few from his contemporaries) in the Chicago area? Sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Wright Plus Housewalk is coming up on May 21, and it features nine private residences built by Wright available for touring inside and out from 9am to 5PM.

Frank Lloyd Wright Blog

You've known that Chicago is home to famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. You've seen the exterior of his striking masterpieces. But have you ever peaked inside these rare interiors? Now is your chance to step inside Chicago's rich architectural history and tour Wright's designs with All Wright 2014! Learn more about this unique, fantastic opportunity.

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