Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japan and Europe in 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for a unique approach to design not only set the standard for modern American architecture, but also impacted the world. In honor of Wright’s continued legacy, Travel Wright has designed a series of exclusive international cultural tours in 2018 inspired by his work.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust operates Travel Wright as part of its mission to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy. Travel Wright excursions feature curator-led tours, as well as exclusive access to areas not typically open to the general public.

Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision, March 28 to April 8, 2018 – Experience the beauty of cherry blossom season and trace Wright’s footsteps through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Nagoya, Kobe and into the heart of Japanese culture. Discover how Japan’s art and architecture influenced Wright throughout his career. Guest lecturers and Wright scholars Karen Severns and Koichi Mori, producers of the 2005 film Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan, will join the tour.

 The Art of Craft: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism in Paris and Brussels, June 2-9, 2018  From the lavishly ornamented buildings of Belgian architect and designer Victor Horta and the organic forms of Hector Guimard’s Paris Metro stations, to the pristine, minimalist villas of Le Corbusier, explore works from a period in the early 20th century that defined European Modernism at the same time that Wright worked to shape his vision for a new American architecture.

Secession building. Vienna, Austria

 Travel Wright Vienna: The Secession, June 15-21, 2018  Explore masterworks of the Secessionist Movement in Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and enjoy stunning, influential works by Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffman and other design revolutionaries who believed that art could transform society.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is offering a discount of $300 on each of its three overseas trips to Japan, Paris and Brussels and Vienna through August 1.

For more information about these tours and Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s Travel Wright Cultural Journeys by Design, visit travelwright.org.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is a leading national Frank Lloyd Wright nonprofit organization based in Chicago, where the largest number of original Wright sites is located. Dedicated to preservation and interpretation of Wright’s design legacy, the Trust operates public tours at five Chicago area sites and offers both in-school and on-site programs for youth, families and adults.

Owner, operator and preservation steward of Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio (1889/1898), where Wright established his career and created the Prairie-style of architecture, the Trust also operates the iconic Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, and offers public tours and programs at Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park, The Rookery Light Court (1905) in the Chicago Loop and Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

For more information, visit flwright.org or contact Andrea L. Brown, senior manager of public relations at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at [email protected] or by calling (312) 994-4020.


Top: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel (1915), reconstructed entrance in Meiji-Mura, Japan. Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: Robert Karr, Jr.

Middle: Stairway, Hotel Tassel (Victor Horta, 1893), Brussels. Photographer: Henry Townsend

Lower:  Secession Building (Joseph Maria Olbrich, 1897), Vienna. Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: Rolf Achilles.