Friday, February 22, 2013

April After Hours at the Robie House: Drinks, music and a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

April After Hours at the Robie House: Drinks, music and a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

(Chicago)Every Friday evening in April, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust will present April After Hours at Robie House, a festive, casual gathering with live music and refreshments
 
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence will be open 5-8 p.m. beginning April 5, and continuing April 12, 19 and 26. Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
 
An acoustic jazz combo, featuring guitarist Dave Saenger, will perform. Beer, white wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
 
Admission is $30 for Preservation Trust Members and $35 for non-members. Advance reservations are recommended. Visit gowright.org/afterhours
for tickets and further details.
 
During the evening, guests will have the chance to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s quintessential Prairie style home at their leisure. April After Hours allows access to Robie House’s balconies and private spaces, which include three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor.
 
Soon to be featured on WTTW’s 10 Buildings That Changed America airing Sunday, May 12, the Frederick C. Robie House is a world-renowned masterpiece. The American Association of Architects named Robie House one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century. Wright’s Robie House features an open floor plan, which introduced a new way of American living that reverberates today.
 
The following presentations featuring Robie House’s new neighbor, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, will take place at 6:30 p.m.:
 
April 5 – Meet guest speaker Jack Cella, general manager of the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, and learn about the bookstore.
 
April 12 and 19Featured Titles from the Seminary Co-op: Coop Bookstore staff will talk about new and popular books and make recommendations.
 
April 26Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry Architects will talk about designing a new home for the Seminary Co-op Bookstore adjacent to Robie House.
 
 

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