SC Johnson’s new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit includes 26 miniature scale models of some of the architect’s greatest designs.
“On the Wright Trail” is the latest installment in The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright.
RACINE, Wis., June 1, 2017 – SC Johnson announced today the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition which includes examples of Wright’s architecture and furniture. It also includes 26 miniature scale models of some of the architect’s greatest designs.
The new exhibit, titled On the Wright Trail, is the latest installment in The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located in the company’s Fortaleza Hall at its corporate headquarters in Racine.
“SC Johnson is proud of its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson. “In celebration of Wright’s birth in Wisconsin 150 years ago, we are thrilled to offer visitors of On the Wright Trail a unique opportunity to study the architect’s design practice across different areas, media and time.”
The exhibition coincides with the state’s observances of Wright’s birthday and covers almost the entirety of the state’s Frank Lloyd Wright Trail—from both his youthful and mature experiments in and around Spring Green to groundbreaking homes in Milwaukee. The miniature design models were crafted by retired Janesville architectural draftsman, Ron Olsen.
The public can view the new exhibition as part of the company’s campus tour, offered free of charge Thursday through Sunday. The tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration and includes the SC Johnson Administration Building and the 15-story Research Tower, as well as the Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall (which includes The Gallery, the Timeline Tunnel and The Lily Pad gift shop). Tour reservations are required and can be made by visiting www.scjohnson.com/visit
The Exhibition was organized by SC Johnson in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona. On the Wright Trail was curated by Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Continuing the company’s commitment to inspired architecture, this fall SC Johnson will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The biennial is an international exhibition of contemporary architecture drawing participants from more than 30 countries and will take place from Sept. 16 – Dec. 31.
To learn more about SC Johnson’s free public tours of its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, click here.
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SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com