Few architects affected public and private American life as profoundly as Frank Lloyd Wright. Even today, his best known works serve one and the other -- the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and Fallingwater, the vacation home he built on a waterfall in Pennsylvania.

Now visitors to Wright's home state of Wisconsin can view the architect's two legacies at once, on the grounds of one of his largest corporate projects. June 2 marks the opening date of The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home With Frank Lloyd Wright, a free-of-charge museum on the SC Johnson campus (which Wright designed in the 1930s) devoted to Wright's influence on the American home. The Gallery will feature a rotating selection of designs and artifacts curated by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer of Taliesen West, Wright's winter home in Arizona, and Brady Roberts, Chief Curator of the Milwaukee Art Museum, some of which have never been displayed before. For a preview of the museum, click through the slideshow below, and check out the infographic below that detailing how the exhibit came to be.

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  • Ward Willits House Dining Room

    Dining Room, Ward W. Willits House (Highland Park, Illinois), 1902 Photograph: Paul Rocheleau, 1992

  • Thomas P. Hardy House

    View of the Thomas P. Hardy House (Racine, Wisconsin), 1905 Graphite pencil, ink, and white wash on paper, photographic reproduction Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, 0506.002

  • Avery Coonley Playhouse

    Exterior View, Avery Coonley Playhouse (Riverside, Illinois), 1912 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1201.0003

  • Heath Windows

    Pair of Bookcase Doors for the William R. Heath House (Buffalo, New York), 1903 Leaded glass (iridized glass and zinc cames) with wood frame Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1161.0

  • Oak Reception Chair

    Oak Park Studio Chair, Oak Park, Illinois, 1897 Oak with leather upholstery Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, A

  • Heath Chandelier

    Hanging Lamp for the William R. Heath House (Buffalo, New York), 1903 Leaded glass (iridized glass and zinc cames). Conserved with some replacement glass and new hanging hardware

  • "Flag and Balloon"

    Sample window for the Avery Coonley Playhouse (Riverside, Illinois), 1912 Clear glass, flashed glass, and zinc cames Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, 1161.996

  • SC Johnson Gallery

  • SC Johnson Gallery


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