A Rotating Exhibit of Artifacts

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 American home.

Exploring Wright's Influence

Rather than simply reflecting one period of Wright’s work, The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright has explored 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 has also featured artifacts from the mid-1950s, when his work reached legendary scale. 

On The Wright Trail

In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth in Wisconsin 150 years ago this year, SC Johnson presents the latest installment in The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, titled On the Wright Trail. Now open and part of the SC Johnson campus tour, the gallery will include examples of Wright’s architectural designs, furniture and textiles, and the exhibition focuses on some of the famed architect’s most iconic buildings. Artworks from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and SC Johnson collections are shown alongside large-scale photographs of Wright interiors and many of the locations and settings of his buildings, offering the viewer an unprecedented opportunity to study the architect’s design practice across different areas, media, and time. 

The exhibition covers almost the entirety of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Wisconsin—from both his youthful and mature experiments in and around Spring Green to groundbreaking homes in Madison and Milwaukee—through the inclusion of twenty-six models of some of the architect’s greatest designs, crafted by retired Janesville architect, Ron Olsen.  

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 

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. 

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SC Johnson's commitment to Frank Lloyd Wright and inspired architecture dates back to the 1930s, when 3rd generation company leader H.F. Johnson Jr. hired Wright to design the Administration Building.

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