RACINE, Wis., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter season, SC Johnson invites families to experience the iconic designs created by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Free tours are offered at the company's historic Wright-designed campus, including the latest addition to campus, The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright. A variety of unique and informative programs provide a great activity for families and visiting guests.
"Our free tour programs provide visitors with an exciting and educational experience, giving everyone the opportunity to experience Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned masterpieces and to learn about the unique history between the architect and SC Johnson," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson.
The Gallery currently features its debut exhibit on Wright's iconic Prairie-Style which showcases rarely-seen designs and artifacts that explore Wright's influence on families and the home. Housed in the Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall on SC Johnson's campus, Fortaleza Hall is also home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library which features an eclectic collection of more than 800 items about Wright's influence in Southeastern Wisconsin. At the conclusion of all tours, visitors stop at The Lily Pad, a unique gift shop featuring exclusive SC Johnson memorabilia and Wright-inspired items.
SC Johnson offers three tour programs which run from 1 to 3.5 hours. Tours operate every Friday until April 30, 2013 and are all free of charge. Tours include:
The Legacies Tour – This in-depth, 3.5-hour tour, explores the Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building as well as the award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall with the Spirit of Carnauba airplane soaring at its heart. The tour also includes viewing two films at the Golden Rondelle: To Be Alive, the Academy Award-winning documentary designed to celebrate the common ground between different cultures; and Carnauba: A Son's Memoir that features an enduring family message.
The Landmarks Tour – Designed in 1936, the Administration Building was the first project that Wright designed for SC Johnson. Renowned for its unique dendriform columns, open concept half-acre of workspace, circular "bird cage" elevators and 43 miles of glass tubing, this landmark is celebrated as one of the top 25 buildings of the 20th century.
The Gallery Tour – The 1-hour Gallery Tour is designed for those who want to focus on The Gallery and its debut exhibit. The Gallery is co-curated by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Archives Director at Taliesin West, Ariz. and Brady Roberts, Chief Curator of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR. MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 126-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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