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Wilson Foundation Announces Major Investment in the Arts

The following was released by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation on December 2, 2021. The Martin House is extremely grateful to have been selected as a recipient of a permanent endowment. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Commits $100M to Bolster Arts & Culture Sustainability, Economic Impact and Access in…
Martin House
December 2, 2021
Restoration

Reintegration of Art Glass Continues

More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building. – Frank Lloyd Wright What happens when a work of art designed for a particular location is removed losing all or a substantial part of its meaning? Belonging For the Martin House, Frank Lloyd Wright…
Martin House
November 16, 2021
Museum Store

Museum Store Spotlight

Meet Dawne Hoeg, Founder and Executive Director of Stitch Buffalo While working as a professor in textile arts in the design school at Buffalo State College, Dawne Hoeg was drawn to the women in the diverse neighborhood surrounding the school. She began hosting community workshops so the refugee women could…
Martin House
November 16, 2021
News

KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation Provide Generous Support

We are pleased to announce that KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is investing $100,000 in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. This gift will support the Martin House Endowment Fund, created to preserve and sustain the historic site, ensuring that future generations will have the opportunity to experience…
Martin House
November 16, 2021
Martin House History

Martin Family Holiday Traditions

As the season begins to turn, friends and families will be gathering soon to celebrate the holidays—whether in person or virtually. With this in mind, we hope many of you might draw inspiration from the lives of the Martins by adapting a few of their traditions for a new generation.…
Martin House
November 15, 2021
Press

On display in museums around the world – and in our own backyard

This article, written by Danielle Ossher, was originally published in The Buffalo News on September 19, 2021. Museumgoers around the world can peek at the inspired design and top-notch artistry that Buffalonians need only travel mere minutes to immerse ourselves in. Pieces from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House – a…
Martin House
October 4, 2021
Community

Basic Photography Tips to Remember

The long, horizontal design of the Martin House makes it tricky to photograph. Architectural Photographer Matthew Digati shares a few tips for novice (and even experienced!) photographers to remember so you go home with beautiful exterior images. Don't photograph into the sun. Try to have the sun at your back…
Martin House
September 21, 2021
Museum Store

Museum Store Spotlight

Meet Woodworker and Creator Drew Kelley Drew Kelley has always liked working with his hands, which he discovered in the woodshop of his junior high school. He went on to pursue a career in industrial design, developing new products for a variety of companies for close to 40 years. In…
Martin House
September 21, 2021
Martin House History

Louise Mueller’s Photographs

Women of the Martin House | Louise Mueller’s Photographs of Isabelle and Dorothy Martin Louise F. Mueller—also known as Louise F. Müller—was a local photographer who took images of notable residents of the city of Buffalo, including members of the Martin family. But what more is known of this largely…
Martin House
September 21, 2021
Restoration

In Production | Tree of Life Windows

The Martin House is replicating seven Tree of Life art glass panels to complete the band of windows for the south end of the reception room. The Martin House has selected Oakbrook Esser Studios of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as the fabricator of these exquisitely intricate reproductions based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s…
Martin House
September 21, 2021
Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight

After retiring in 2015 from teaching high school and middle school science, Kathy Pudlak – our volunteer in the spotlight – began to research volunteer opportunities in the Buffalo area. “I’ve always had an interest in history, architecture, and travel,” said Kathy. “Suddenly I had the free time to explore…
Martin House
August 25, 2021