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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
Community

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
News

Martin House Receives Parks and Trails NY Grant

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $13,500 from Parks and Trails New York. Funds will be used to retain a curatorial intern who will support the second phase of a comprehensive collections cataloging project. Parks and Trails…
Martin House
August 4, 2021
Press

Guided Tours Resume with Second Floor Included

This article, written by Mark Sommer, originally appeared in The Buffalo News on July 6, 2021. Frank Lloyd Wright, considered one of this country's greatest architects, was known for sometimes overlooking basic comforts in pursuing his artistic vision. A bed built too short. A bathroom sink mere inches from a…
Martin House
July 7, 2021
Volunteer

June Volunteer Spotlight

Chris Estes recalls walking by the Martin House as a young girl growing up in North Buffalo, describing the estate as a “scary place.” Now having served as a volunteer for 22 years, our June volunteer in the spotlight is proud to have been part of a mighty team of…
Martin House
June 18, 2021
NewsRestoration

Art Glass Window Coming Home

An original art glass window is on its way back to the Martin House. Programs Manager Taylor Jeromos had the pleasure of picking up the pier cluster casement window from a generous donor in Ohio this week. The pier cluster casement windows in general were paired in openings above book…
Martin House
June 9, 2021
Volunteer

May Volunteer Spotlight

Walk around the landscape on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, and you will notice a small but mighty group of volunteers tending to the more than 27,000 square feet of planting beds. There are two individuals leading the charge, and this month we shine a light on their dedication. Susan…
Martin House
May 24, 2021
Community

Health and Safety Update

We Remain Committed to Your Safety With your help, we can provide a safe and memorable experience. Thank you in advance for respecting and adhering to our guidelines. What We Are Doing Requiring face masks for staff, volunteers, and guests inside all buildings and on our grounds Face masks must…
Martin House
March 19, 2021