Typically accessible only by guided tour, Frank Lloyd Wright’s nationally landmarked Frederick C. Robie House is once again opening its doors for a series of casual ‘After Hours’ events this fall. Providing guests a chance to enjoy live music, sip adult beverages, and snack on hors d’oeuvres while exploring a famed icon of the Prairie School of architectural design, the program is hosted by the nonprofit Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Scheduled for Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 between 5 - 8 p.m. at the Frederick C. Robie House at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave in Hyde Park, admission is $30 for Trust members and $35 for non-members. While tickets may be available at the door, advanced booking is highly recommended. Visit the website to purchase tickets for all four Fridays.
If your appreciation for Wright’s work goes deeper than casual cocktails and canapés, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is also seeking volunteers to serve as docents or "interpreters" at the Robie House as well as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio. The rewarding program is great way to expand one’s knowledge and share a love of architecture with others.
The three-week training program for Wright’s Home and Studio starts on October 4th at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park while volunteer education for the Robie House is slated for October 25th at 5757 S. Woodlawn. Sessions will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Prospective interpreters thinking they have the "Wright stuff" can visit the Trust’s volunteer page for more information or contact Frank Lloyd Wright Trust volunteer coordinator Christina Ruscitti at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 725-3815.