Frank Lloyd Wright House Opens to Crystal Bridges Members This Weekend

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The Frank Lloyd Wright house that was reassembled on the grounds at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will be open to museum members starting on Saturday.

The members’ preview of the Bachman-Wilson House will continue until Nov. 9, two days before the house opens to the public Nov. 11, on the fourth anniversary of the museum’s opening.

There will be no admission cost to view the house, and it will available during the same hours as the museum’s art galleries. However, due to the small size of the house, reserved tickets are required for tours.

The grounds around the house will be accessible without a ticket.

Members may reserve preview tickets in person at the service desk in the museum or by calling the member priority line at 479-418-5728.

Beginning Nov. 2, tickets for the general public may be reserved online or by calling 479-657-2335.

The 1,700-SF Bachman-Wilson House was relocated from its original location in New Jersey after the museum announced its purchase in 2014.

Architect Ron Shelby, CEO of Hight-Jackson Associates PA of Rogers, and master builder Bill Faber, owner of Bill Faber Construction of Bentonville, handled the reconstruction.

More information about Wright and the Bachman-Wilson House is available on the Crystal Bridges website.

Crystal Bridges’ library also collaborated with the University of Arkansas Libraries’ Special Collections to create an online exhibition, Fay Jones and Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture Comes to Arkansaswhich explores the intersection of the two notable architects with nearly 150 photographs, letters, newspaper articles, and other artifacts.