Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrate legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you visit his greatest works in Wisconsin and Illinois, from his home and studio to the S.C. Johnson building.
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Program No. 22976RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized architecture, opening up new realms for designers and creating new challenges for builders and engineers. Of the 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the U.S., over 150 of them were built in Illinois and Wisconsin. Celebrate the work of this legendary architect as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest. Through discussions and field trips with Wright experts, learn how his work continues to impact modern architecture, and discover some of that modern architecture on city explorations of Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oak Park and Chicago with local experts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles and standing for up to three hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In historic Oak Park, Illinois, discover Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, designed by Wright and considered by many scholars to be the world’s first example of true modern architecture.
  • Experience the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in Racine through an exploration of the S.C. Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower, considered one of the 25 most important buildings of the 20th Century.
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of architecture in Chicago on an architectural study of the city from the Chicago River.

General Notes

For the convenience of participants who wish to fly in and out of Chicago, or drive and park their cars for the entirety of the program, the motor coach will depart the hotel in Wisconsin at 9:00 am and return to the Club Quarters in Chicago in the early afternoon.
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Mark Hertzberg
Mark Hertzberg is a published author and photographer of three books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Racine, Wisconsin. His fourth book about Wright’s estate on Delavan Lake will be published in the fall of 2018. Hertzberg, an award-winning photojournalist, retired as Director of Photography of The (Racine) Journal Times in 2012. He graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in International Relations. He is a native of New York City and he is an avid bicyclist. He and his wife, Cindy, enjoy traveling.

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

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Dick Johnson
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Sue Johnson
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