International Decorative Art

Clerestory Window from Avery Coonley Playhouse

Clerestory Window from Avery Coonley Playhouse

Design Date c. 1912

Designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959, American)

Media opak and clear glass with zinc caming, wood frame is not original

Dimensions 17 3/4 x 33 1/2 inches

This window was designed for the Avery Coonley Playhouse, a secondary building used as a kindergarten and performance space on the property of the Wright-designed Coonley House in the Chicago suburb of Riverside. Wright created a clerestory, a continuous band of more than thirty windows just under the roofline, to fill the room with light. This is the only building in Wright’s career where no two windows are the same and where he used bright primary colors.

ON VIEW in Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls in Temporary Gallery 12

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2020.029.001