With so many people stuck at home, virtual tours are popping up online. The latest gives architecture fans the ability to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings. While there are certainly a plethora of reasons to be tired of quarantine, seeing these design gems up close is a bit of a balm for your weary shut-in soul.
According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, many of the architect’s most famous buildings have had to shutter doors to tours this spring due to coronavirus concerns. The conservancy has partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation to host Wright Virtual Visits that will help fans of the designer see the buildings up-close —even if it isn’t in-person. Each Thursday at 1 pm ET, each site that has agreed to participate will share a virtual tour on social media, educating viewers on the buildings and their designs.
View this post on Instagram
For this week’s #WrightVirtualVisits, Fallingwater Director Justin Gunther shares a video with the Emil Bach House. In these difficult times, we can all get some comfort from the beauty found in the places we care about the most. Since Fallingwater is closed to the public and Justin can't share the interior with you in person, he's giving us a glimpse of the house’s exterior and landscape. He looks forward to having Fallingwater back open for you to experience in person soon. For more info, Fallingwater.org. ⠀⠀ 🎥 @visitfallingwater #Fallingwater #wrightvirtualvisits
On its site, the conservancy described the decision to create the viral event, writing: “It is precisely at this time, when so many are shut inside, that we need to experience beauty and inspiration. Wright’s works bring people together in harmony with the natural world, reminding us that we are all connected, even when we’re apart.”
Altogether, 17 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings will have tours posted to social media before the end of the event. To find a full list of all the sights that will be featured, you can head to the conservancy’s website.