The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright
is the result of a July 2011 agreement between SC Johnson and the Frank
Lloyd Wright Foundation for a long-term loan of a collection of Wright
artifacts. The agreement was the newest chapter in a relationship that
started more than 70 years ago. The Gallery
showcases a rotating selection of Wright’s designs and artifacts and
explores the legendary architect’s influence on families and the
Rather than simply reflecting one period of Wright’s work, The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright will continue to explore Wright’s influence on the home throughout his career – from Wright’s American System-Built pre-cut housing venture of 1917 to his reinvention of the American home in 1940. The collection will also feature artifacts from the mid-1950s, when his work reached legendary scale.
New Exhibit for 2014
In May 2014, a new exhibit called The Two Taliesins opens, showcasing the architecture of Wright’s two famous homes: Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The exhibit compares and contrasts how Wright incorporated his signature and revolutionary “organic” design concepts into his own homes, located in two very different landscapes and climates.
Visitors to The Two Taliesins will see artifacts from Wright’s Wisconsin and Arizona homes in displays that will simulate their natural settings and convey their significance to Wright’s Taliesin concept. A collection of rare photos and video will be displayed showing Wright at home. Guests will also learn about the central role that color played in Wright’s designs of the Taliesins.
A Unique Gift Shop
Along with The Gallery, SC Johnson offers The Lily Pad, a unique gift shop featuring exclusive SC Johnson memorabilia and brand gift merchandise, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired items. The Lily Pad is open in conjunction with all tours.
The Lily Pad's name is a reference to the Administration Building Great Workroom’s focal point, the dendriform columns. Because of their unique design, these columns are also called mushrooms, golf tees or lily pads.
Taliesin photos © Judith Bromley. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.