With so many people staying home, the demand to escape digitally to Wright’s sublime spaces has been unprecedented. That’s why the Conservancy has partnered with public Wright sites around the country to share Wright Virtual Visits. Even when closed, these sites continue to help new people come to understand and appreciate the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
In the weeks and months to come, we ask the Wright community to consider the impact of COVID-19 on Wright public sites. Nearly all had to close just as busy tour season began, depriving them of crucial revenue. Staff have been furloughed, operating budgets slashed, preservation projects put on hold – the very ability of some of these sites to reopen in the future may be in jeopardy. They’ve stepped into the breach with innovative online programming, enabling people to experience the beauty of Wright’s work from the safety of home. But now they need to know that the Wright community is here to sustain them through this uncertain time.
Explore the list of amazing public Wright sites. Visit their websites to learn more. If they have a membership program, join. If they send email newsletters, subscribe. If they accept donations, give. If they’re on social media, follow.
And if you value the advocacy that the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy does, you should know that we have been impacted too. If you’re inspired to join or renew your membership or make a gift, it will make a difference in our ability to sustain this important work.
Thank you for your support.
This appeal was shared as part of #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving and unity that took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to COVID-19.
Posted on May 4, 2020