Frank Lloyd Wright: Revolutionary Contributions to Modern Architecture
Join experts in the Laurel Mountains to immerse yourself in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright as you explore three of his most iconic designs, including a private visit of Fallingwater.
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Program No. 1885RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered by some to be the greatest American architect. Explore the many facets of his contributions to modern architecture in discussions with experts representing three Wright-designed houses in this region. Step inside these exquisite homes to compare and contrast them while you consider the 75-year career of the architect, a working life that spanned two world wars.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Moderate walking and standing on each of the field trips. Morning lectures followed by afternoon field trips to the houses to experience them as works of art. There are approximately 100 stairs to negotiate at Fallingwater.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit Fallingwater, Wright's best essay on the harmony between architecture and nature.
  • Admire a superb example of Wright’s organic architecture at Kentuck Knob, a private residence blending impeccably with its surroundings.
  • At Duncan House, marvel at the fascinating story of this home’s journey from Illinois to Pennsylvania.
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Karen Oleksak
Karen is a local expert at Fallingwater. This is her fourth season sharing the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. At Fallingwater, she also leads in-depth explorations and workshops. Karen is also a certified yoga instructor and leads classes in Ohiopyle and other locations in the area.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Karen Oleksak
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