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Jun Kaneko Public Art Exhibition

The Martin House is pleased to partner with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative to present an exciting installation featuring artist Jun Kaneko's monumental ceramic sculptures. The installation comprises seven of the artist’s enormous, freestanding ceramic works for outdoor display on the newly-restored grounds of the Martin House estate, as well…
Martin House
February 25, 2020
Volunteer

February Volunteer Spotlight

When you walk through the rooms of the Martin House, you might catch a glimpse of Carol Schiavitti, a member of the Interior Beautification Team — a committed group of volunteers who spend countless hours making sure our guests have a sparkling clean experience on their tours. “When I started, we…
Martin House
February 22, 2020
Volunteer

January Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Thora VanHorn, who began giving her time and expertise to the Martin House Museum Store after retiring as the buyer for the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital gift shop. She is proud to have been the first paid buyer in a hospital gift shop in Buffalo, paving the way for others…
Martin House
January 27, 2020
Press

American Institute of Architects New York State Honors HHL Architects

The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has awarded HHL Architects a 2019 Design Award for its 25-year, multiple phased restoration effort at the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House estate. AIA New York State’s Annual Design Awards celebrate local, national, and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed…
Martin House
December 17, 2019
Education

Cataloging the Collections

Curator Susana Tejada and curatorial intern Jessica Hollister are working together to catalog Martin House museum objects using the collection management database system, EmbARK. The goal of this cataloging project is the systematic creation of uniform records that accurately describe each museum object, while also adhering to data standards and…
Martin House
October 25, 2019
Press

Atlas Obscura Profiles the Martin House

Here's what Atlas Obscura had to say about the Martin House and its restoration: "This architectural pilgrimage site was once nearly lost to disrepair, but lives on today. Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature Prairie School stylings characterize the Martin House Complex, located in Buffalo, New York. In 1905, wealthy businessman Darwin…
Martin House
July 29, 2019
Press

UNESCO Adds Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture to World Heritage List

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (Buffalo, New York) is excited to help spread the news that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to include The Twentieth Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright on the World Heritage list. UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of…
Martin House
July 10, 2019
Education

The Making of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Barrel Chair

Frank Lloyd Wright's signature barrel chair - recreated by master craftsman, Steve Oubre. Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Martin House in Buffalo, NY, the barrel chair is one of Wright's most iconic furniture designs. Master craftsman Steve Oubre invites us into his studio in West Falls, NY…
Martin House
January 29, 2019
News

The Barton House Has Reopened!

The Barton House (1903) is a significant project in Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work. It was the first dwelling built on the Martins’ multi-residential estate located in the historic Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. Earning the commission for the George and Delta Barton House opened…
Martin House
September 20, 2018
Landscape

Landscape Restoration Press Event

Pictured left to right: Mark Bayer of Bayer Landscape Architecture, Council Member Joel Feroleto, Mayor Byron Brown, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Martin House Board President Keith Stolzenburg, Martin House Executive Director Mary Roberts, Jamie Robideau of HHL Architects, and NYS Parks Director Mark Mistretta. On May 30, 2018,…
Martin House
May 30, 2018
Restoration

Seven Art Glass Windows Return Home

A Canadian-American Museum Partnership in Celebration of the 150th Anniversaries of Canadian Confederation and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birth The University of Victoria (UVic) and the Martin House Restoration Corporation (Martin House) announce the historic transfer of seven original art glass panels from the University’s Legacy Art Galleries back to their original…
Martin House
July 13, 2017