Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, announces Wright Virtual Visits, a social media initiative highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright-designed public sites that are closed due to COVID-19. Every Thursday each participating site will share a short video tour of another site via social media. The list of participating sites, with links to their social media profiles, is available at SaveWright.org/WrightVirtualVisits.
According to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation executive director, Heidi Ruehle, “The participating organizations have been collaborating even before the pandemic to discover methods to cross-market our sites and provide support as many are functioning with limited staff and resources. This initiative is another way for us to broaden awareness of our missions and provide a virtual source of artistic entertainment while visitors are unable to explore these magnificent spaces in person.”
As social distancing and stay-at-home orders have swept the country, many of these sites have had to close their doors. These measures are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the staff, volunteers, and visitors who usually fill these extraordinary spaces with life.