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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
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
Museum Store

Museum Store Spotlight

Meet Stephanie Robb, artisan jeweler and small business owner As a young girl, Stephanie Robb loved anything that sparkled, borrowing jewelry from her mother’s dresser and putting on every piece at once. Her curiosity with sparkly materials carried over into nature, always wondering how she could wear the rocks and…
Martin House
February 21, 2022
Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Kanchalee Deganis-Librera discovered the Martin House during her first visit to the city a few years ago. Her now husband and his family had planned an exploration of the historic Parkside neighborhood. “I still remember the disbelief that I felt when told that the…
Martin House
January 5, 2022
Press

The Wright Way: Bayer Landscape & the Rehabilitation

Writer Joann Greco tells the detailed story of the Martin House landscape restoration and rehabilitation project in this article, which appears in the December 2021 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. It's a great read, and we encourage you to spend a little time with the well-written piece. Enjoy The Wright…
Martin House
December 17, 2021
News

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