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Wright Virtual Visits: Phase II

In response to the shutdowns caused by the pandemic, the Wright Virtual Visits project began in April 2020 when more than 20 Wright sites from across the country participated in swapping weekly pre-recorded videos. After a brief hiatus this summer, the popular project is back! And this time around, tune…
Martin House
August 19, 2020
Community

Martin House Receives Parks and Trails NY Grant

The Martin House Restoration Corporation is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from Parks and Trails New York. Funds will be used to support the care and management of the extraordinary collections of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. With the assistance of a curatorial…
Martin House
August 5, 2020
Volunteer

July Volunteer Spotlight

In 1997, Buffalo hosted the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Conference, and Gary Kwiatkowski eagerly signed up to volunteer. The United States Air Force veteran had earned his AAS in Architecture Technology from Alfred State College where he was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright. At the conference, Gary connected with people from the…
Martin House
July 27, 2020
Volunteer

June Volunteer Spotlight

Diane Schrenk has been a Martin House volunteer for an incredible 27 years. Her passion for Frank Lloyd Wright was ignited during a visit to a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. She was struck by the soulful expression of beauty, architecture, and art…
Martin House
June 15, 2020
Volunteer

Fourth “Volunteer Fund” Window Installed

In 2008, a few volunteers had a relatively simple yet remarkable idea. What if a jar was placed inside the Museum Store, and volunteers were invited to toss in any loose change as they passed by? A pickle jar was brought in, a sign was made, and in ten days…
Martin House
May 18, 2020
NewsPress

Martin House Back in Bloom

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post on May 12, 2020. Last July, after almost 20 years of restoration and reconstruction, the stewards of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House celebrated a milestone. Landscaping on the 1.5-acre estate in a suburban neighborhood of Buffalo was complete. It still looked raw…
Martin House
May 12, 2020
Restoration

Restoration By Microscope

This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on April 24, 2020. I don’t care what season it actually is, step into the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo (1904-05), and its perpetual fall. Maybe that’s because its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, worshipped Mother Nature, and fall is when she…
Martin House
April 24, 2020
Volunteer

National Volunteer Week

To recognize and honor all of the volunteers who gave - and continue to give - so much of their time and talents to the Martin House would be nearly impossible. Collectively, these extraordinary people make it possible for us to welcome more than 40,000 visitors each year. Instead, this…
Martin House
April 19, 2020
Landscape

Landscaping the Wright Way

Thanks to Buffalo Magazine and writer Annette Redican for sharing the story of the historic landscape restoration in the April issue as we enjoy the first spring blooms! This article originally appeared in The Buffalo News on March 27, 2020.   Few American architects are held in as high regard…
Martin House
April 6, 2020
Volunteer

March Volunteer Spotlight

A small newspaper ad in 2006 is what led Peter Crane to the Martin House Volunteer Team. Peter had recently retired from DuPont with more than 30 years of service as an engineer when he spotted the ad seeking volunteers. He was searching for the right opportunity to fill some of his…
Martin House
March 25, 2020
Education

Book Recommendations For Martin House Fans

Take inspiration from Darwin D. Martin, who was a voracious reader not only of the Encyclopedia Brittanica but also of many of the classics of world literature. From entries written in his personal diary, we offer you a selection of titles read by Martin during the years 1888-1890. The titles…
Martin House
March 20, 2020
Community

Women’s History Month

Women have made significant contributions to the Martin House for more than 100 years, and this month we honor the achievements of five from a long list of accomplished women. Isabel Roberts (1871-1955) A student of architecture in New York City at the turn of the century, Isabel was one…
Martin House
March 12, 2020