Returning Wright

Repatriating Two Martin House Windows

March 3 – mid April 2022

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.

This exhibition is one part of Kirkland Museum’s larger celebration of the genius of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright in 2022.

Returning Wright

Repatriating Two Martin House Windows

March 3 – mid April 2022

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.

This exhibition is one part of Kirkland Museum’s larger celebration of the genius of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright in 2022.

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“By making this extraordinary gift of these light screens, Kirkland Museum has asserted its leadership role as a steward of the public trust and reinforced its legacy as a center of cultural and artistic excellence,” states Martin House Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The light screens represent an excellent sampling of Wright’s genius in glass, which is critical to the scholarly interpretation and general appreciation of the Martin House estate.”

In-Kind Support Provided By:

The Art, A Hotel