A Closer Look: Weekly Livestream

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EDT

$10 per connection, per session

$40 season pass, access to five sessions, one connection per session

Have you ever dreamed about going down the stairs of Fallingwater’s hatch? Opening the many closets and drawers in the master bedroom? Flipping through the books on the shelves or picking up some of the decorative objects?

Wednesdays each season, join Fallingwater staff for exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at specially selected parts of the house, collection and/or grounds. "A Closer Look" is a live broadcast series, through which you will gain special access to spaces, objects, stories and information that are not included on our architectural tours. Sessions change each season and always provide new perspectives that will enrich your understanding of this remarkable place.

To ensure sufficient time to receive your access code, please reserve your spot by noon EDT on the day before the desired session. Login information will be sent directly to your email address before the event. The length of each session varies, but you should plan for approximately 45 minutes.

Spring 2023 Season

The Kaufmann Collection in the Living Room

March 15

Virtually roam through Fallingwater and explore a selection of the Kaufmann family’s collection of fine art, decorative art, furnishings and more.

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Dining at Fallingwater

March 22

Learn how the Kaufmanns entertained at Fallingwater through an in-depth look at the kitchen and dining areas. Bring your own meal!

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Concept vs Construction

March 29

Fallingwater closely matches Wright’s original drawings; however, some ideas evolved during construction

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Guests of the Kaufmanns

April 5

What was it like to stay at Fallingwater? Imagine being a guest of the Kaufmanns and take a virtual vacation as you relax in the guest house.

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Japanese Prints at Fallingwater

April 12

Frank Lloyd Wright gifted several Japanese woodblock prints to the Kaufmann family. Learn about Wright’s interest in Japanese prints, the imagery and artist behind each one, and how Fallingwater cares for these works on paper.

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Summer 2023 Season

Preserving Fallingwater

May 17

Join us in the living room and learn about the post-tensioning system installed in 2002 to prevent the house’s possible collapse.

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Below the Rio Grande: Mexican Art at Fallingwater

May 24

The Kaufmanns’ interest in collecting art and objects from Latin America was inspired by their friendship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Take a closer look at pieces in Fallingwater’s collection.

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Down the Hatch, Under the House

May 31

Virtually open the living room hatch, descend the stairs to the stream and refresh in Bear Run as you explore under the house’s cantilevers.

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Good Design at Fallingwater

June 7

Explore Kaufmann’s third floor suite at Fallingwater and discover objects that tell the story of his famous Good Design series of exhibitions, held at the Museum of Modern Art from 1950 to 1955.

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The Kaufmann Collection in the Bedrooms

June 14

Virtually roam through Fallingwater and explore a selection of the Kaufmann family’s collections of the fine art, decorative art, furnishings and more

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Fall 2023 Season

Relaxing at Fallingwater

September 20

During this session, virtually lounge on some of the Wright-designed furniture and take in views of nature from our many windows and terraces.

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Tiffany at Fallingwater

September 27

Learn about Edgar Kaufmann, jr’s interest in collecting glass, ceramic, and metal pieces created by Tiffany & Company in Fallingwater’s collection.

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Construction of Fallingwater

October 4

Take A Closer Look at Fallingwater’s many terraces and view historic photos from our archive of the house being constructed in 1935.

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Ceramics at Fallingwater

October 11

Discover the Kaufmann family’s vast collection of ceramic vessels and objects, which range in age from ancient to modern.

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Textiles at Fallingwater

October 18

Explore Fallingwater’s collection of rugs, pillows, blankets, and more. Learn what it takes to preserve textiles in a house that’s designed to provide year-round sunlight

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For questions or more information, contact Amy Humbert at 724-329-7829 or ahumbert@paconserve.org.