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Frank Lloyd Wright wore many hats during his career: architect, interior designer, even adulterer. Lately, tours of his various homes and buildings have offered visitors customized looks at Wright's constructions, and the Robie House has also joined the roster. (It's across town from Wright's home and studio.)
Engineering students and architecture dorks alike will jump at the chance to take in the Geek's Guide to Wright's Robie House. The specialty tour (on Jan. 26 and Feb. 26, both at 4 pm) gives visitors a look at the innovative methods Wright used in what the Wright Preservation Trust calls STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to a docent-guided tour of the house, the Geek's Guide also gives visitors the opportunity to view building plans and construction photographs.
If you're not a dork, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and learn something, too. Robie House's Decades of Decadent Desserts--apparently, Wright was also a fan of alliteration--accompanies an overview of social history from the past 100 years with popular desserts from different eras.
Neither of those doing it for you? Literature buffs can get their fill with the Wright 3 Tour, every Saturday at 1:30 pm. Visitors learn about Robie House's role in the book Wright 3. With space limited for each tour, visitors are urged to get there early or book tickets in advance.
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