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Purchase Tickets for the Sept. 7 Fallingwater Soirée 
Join us for a magical evening at Fallingwater as the sun sets over the Laurel Highlands during the Fallingwater Soirée: An elegant evening of food and music inspired by nature. This event, which is being held in place of our Twilight Tour fundraiser, will provide a new twist on an elegant, music-filled evening at Fallingwater. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6-9:30 p.m. Dine on cuisine by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Kevin Sousa of Superior Motors restaurant and enjoy self-guided tours of the house, where you will encounter music by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians. Members can purchase specially priced tickets by calling 724-329-8501; nonmembers can purchase tickets by phone or online.  Click here for more information about this special event or to buy tickets.

“It is a unique structure where nature and man's excellent talent met and blended well. A one-of-a-kind structure that should be seen in person.”
- Randy Pruett, a recent Fallingwater visitor

New Tour Offers Unique Focus on Fallingwater’s Collection 

Members of the Kaufmann family were considered trendsetters when they commissioned Fallingwater from Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. So, it’s no surprise that they filled Fallingwater with artwork, textiles and an eclectic array of decorative sculptures spanning centuries and cultures. The tour, held every other Sunday at a cost of $150 per person, will highlight various items in the collection including Pennsylvania salt-glazed stoneware, Moroccan rugs and Scandinavian glassware, Wright-designed objects and works by Rivera, Picasso, Juhl, Hiroshige, van der Rohe and Tiffany. The tour concludes with light refreshments on the pottery terrace at Fallingwater.

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Trellis Beam Work Underway

If you’ve visited Fallingwater in May or plan to visit within the next two months, you may have noticed a preservation project is underway on Fallingwater’s driveway trellis beams. The composition of the concrete used at Fallingwater for the walls and beams is a mixture of cement, sand and rounded river gravel. Due to concrete deterioration, our staff removed four trellis beams over the driveway that leads to the main entrance. We will pour new beams this month and additional work will be completed to the beams' stucco finish after the forms are removed in mid-July. Although scaffolding is in place during this work, it will not limit access to the house. Work will be performed after hours and on Wednesdays when the house is closed to tours. Learn more about how reinforced concrete and other materials were used to build Fallingwater.

Learn more about how reinforced concrete and other materials were used to build Fallingwater. >
Staff Shares Her Favorite Fallingwater Item 

Marie Woof has worked at Fallingwater for more than a decade. During her tenure at Fallingwater, she has always looked for ways to inspire visitors by encouraging them to ask questions and see the house and its unique aspects from different perspectives, especially as the seasons change. In this short video, Marie shares that viewing items in the Fallingwater collection, in this case a Tiffany glass lamp in the master bedroom, reminds her each day that good design is commonplace at Fallingwater. 

Watch this video featuring Marie. >

Visit other Wright Homes in the Laurel Highlands 

In addition to Fallingwater, did you know there are other examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture in Southwestern Pennsylvania? Within a short drive from Fallingwater, visitors can learn more about Wright’s Usonian-style design technique through a collection of homes at Polymath Park and at Kentuck Knob. Visitors to all three sites in the Laurel Highlands will encounter a unique and distinct experience through a variety of different house tours. The newest Wright house added at the Polymath Park location, Mäntylä, was designed 1952 and was a private residence until its debut in March. To see and experience this house, Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater, a two-day stay in the region is required. 

Learn more about nearby Wright sites to Fallingwater. >

Craft Producers Derive Inspiration from Fallingwater 

In April, our education program staff offered a unique weekend-long residency to local Pittsburgh-area artists. Through our partnership with Monmade, 12 craft producers had access to Fallingwater, the surrounding grounds and other onsite properties for art inspiration and product-idea creation. Products with designs inspired by Fallingwater will be sold in our museum store later in the year and exhibited at a local gallery during the holiday shopping season. Learn more about how Monmade and this partnership are helping local entrepreneurs.

Learn more about how Monmade and this partnership are helping local entrepreneurs. >  

Conservators Preserve 90-year-old Painting 

The portrait of Edgar Kaufmann, Sr., Excursion, which hangs near the dining table, was commissioned from artist Victor Hammer in 1929. It’s no surprise that, after 90 years, nicotine build-up and soot particles coated the varnish covering the paint layer. Caring for the paintings and other works in the Fallingwater collection are as much preventative as they are reparative. New technological approaches, often combined with tried-and-true methods, are required for the care of many treasured items in the collection by a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring Fallingwater’s integrity.

Learn more about the conservators’ work to preserve Excursion. >

Featured Store Item: 2020 Fallingwater Calendar Now Available

It’s time to grab your limited edition Fallingwater Calendar! The 2020 calendar highlights stunning images of the interior and exterior of the house in every season photographed by Christopher Little, Robert Ruschak and Timothy Sakamoto. Buy copies of this 13-month calendar today for birthdays, holiday gifts or for any special occasion.

Purchase the 2020 Fallingwater calendar online for only $18! >

“A must see! The guided tour was very educational! The drive to Fallingwater was so thrilling! The surroundings are so beautiful and Fallingwater is a masterpiece!”
- Zach Ayvruhm, a 2018 Fallingwater visitor

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