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Mums
Martin House History

The Chrysanthemum in November

The chrysanthemum holds a special place among flowers. Beloved for its beauty and resilience, it is commonly associated with autumn and even more precisely the month of November. Perhaps, then, it should come as no surprise that the Martins grew mums on their residential estate. Today, as back then, they…
Martin House
November 14, 2022
News

Martin House Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House announced today that Jessie Fisher will serve as the next Executive Director. Only the fourth Executive Director in the organization’s history, Fisher will build on the institution’s storied history and strong foundation. She will assume the role in January 2023,…
Martin House
October 18, 2022
new set installed
RestorationVolunteer

New Windows Installed

If you've visited the Martin House, you have most likely learned that the conservatory has its own unique art glass pattern, with various adaptations to fit the size of different window and door openings. Much of the original art glass was lost when the building was demolished. In 2008, a…
Martin House
September 29, 2022
Actor in landscape
Martin House History

Shakespeare and the Martin House

The Martin House served as a beautiful backdrop for a video production of What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks from Romeo & Juliet. The video was part of the "Shakespeare's Greatest Hits" series, produced through a collaboration between WNED PBS and Shakespeare in Delaware Park – Buffalo's free, high-quality public…
Martin House
September 6, 2022
Copper Beech Tree
Landscape

The Trees of Martin House

Many of you may have admired the original European Copper Beech tree that resides on Jewett Parkway. However, did you know there are 21 different types of trees for a total of 52 on the estate? Let's talk trees. There are 17 elm trees in two varieties, both of which…
Martin House
August 24, 2022
Pennant on brick
Museum Store

Museum Store Spotlight

When a local company producing American-made, high-quality products builds a national –arguably international– brand, it only makes sense to collaborate. We introduce you to Oxford Pennant, even though you’ve probably heard of the organization. But you might not know its story. The Company In 2013, Dave Horesh and Brett Mikoll…
Martin House
August 22, 2022
Young Dorothy Martin
Martin House History

Dorothy R. Martin | “All Educated”

With back-to-school season in full swing, this article from our curator provides an historical glimpse at the educational formation of Dorothy R. Martin (1896-1980). Dorothy R. Martin was the eldest child of Darwin D. and Isabelle Martin. Raised in the Martin House during her formative years, Dorothy had the privilege…
Martin House
August 22, 2022
Heintz Desk Set
Martin House History

Local History | The Heintz Art Metal Shop

The Heintz Art Metal Shop of Buffalo, New York, flourished during the early years of the twentieth century, producing some of the finest decorative metal wares of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The enterprise made a wide variety of objects of “things not found elsewhere,” including vases, bowls, desk…
Martin House
May 24, 2022
Nike replica sold in store
Museum Store

Museum Store Spotlight

If you’ve visited the Martin House, we have no doubt you remember the dramatic 180 ft. view from the front door, down the pergola, and into the conservatory. Your eye is immediately drawn to the 9 ft. 3 in. replica of The Nike of Samothrace, sitting on a 3 ft.…
Martin House
May 23, 2022
News

Executive Director Mary Roberts to Retire at Year’s End

The Board of Directors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House announced today that Executive Director Mary Roberts plans to retire at year’s end. Ms. Roberts has led the organization since 2006. “On behalf of the entire board of directors, we want to recognize and thank Mary for her extraordinary personal…
Martin House
April 7, 2022
Art glass verandah doors
Martin House History

Music as Architecture | Architecture as Music

“The striving for entity, oneness in diversity, depth in design, repose in the final expression of the whole—all these are there in common pattern between architect and musician” ¹ – Frank Lloyd Wright Music is a persistent theme in the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. In his Autobiography,…
Martin House
February 21, 2022