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Frank Lloyd Wright: Returning Wright

Mar 3, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022

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Kirkland Museum announces the repatriation of two original windows from the Museum’s collection to their original context in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (built 1903–1905) in Buffalo, New York. Currently on display near the east entrance of Kirkland Museum, the “light screens,” as the architect called them, will return to the Martin House in 2022.


Wright’s light screens are an important contributing attribute to the overall significance of the Martin House. There are 16 site-specific patterns of art glass in the form of windows, doors, laylights and skylights, which were designed by Wright exclusively for Darwin D. Martin and his family for their multi-residential estate.


The light screens—which were removed from the Martin House during a period in the property’s history when the home remained vacant and fell under disrepair—were acquired by the Museum and have been under their careful stewardship for 23 years.