Wright Before the Lloyd

Wright Before the Lloyd

Presented by Elmhurst Art Museum at Elmhurst Art Museum

The exhibit is a journey via images and artifacts highlighting exploratory work by the young architect “Frank L. Wright”. Many original materials were damaged and lost due to demolition, fire, and decay, but fragments were saved and reassembled by Chicago’s cultural historian Tim Samuelson. Cutting-edge technologies have made the designs whole again to tell this story of Wright’s youthful work of melding eclectic influences into a vital architecture of his own. Click here to find out more!

Free with admission: a COVID-friendly self-guided walking tour of Elmhurst’s modern architecture. See the exhibit and then tour our surprisingly architectural rich city—the only with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Advanced purchase recommended.


Admission Info

Adults: $15.00
Seniors (65+): $12.00
Students with School ID: Free
Ages 18 and under: Free

Starting June 30, 2020, advance ticket purchases are encouraged for Adult and Senior visitors. Children (18 and under) do not require an advance ticket. Students, Blue Star Families, and Museum Members just need to present their I.D. or membership card upon entry to the museum. Credit cards will be accepted to purchase tickets at Visitor Service, however we will not be accepting cash at this time.

The Museum is free the 1st Friday of every month.

The Museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). Members at the Premium ($100) level receive free admission and reciprocal membership at +900 museums nationwide. Click here to become a member or learn more about this program.

Phone: 630.834.0202

Dates & Times

2020/09/10 - 2021/02/14

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Fall/Winter Hours

Please Note: Special Members Only Hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until Noon.

Location Info

Elmhurst Art Museum

150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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