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ⓘ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a well-known art museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It has a large c ..




Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
                                     

ⓘ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a well-known art museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It has a large collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. It also has several special exhibitions during each year.

The museum was started by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. The name was changed to honor the founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, after his death in 1952.

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building is wider at the top than the bottom. He wanted it to be a "temple of the spirit". The building is one of the 20th centurys most important architectural landmarks. The building opened on October 21, 1959, replacing rented spaces used by the museum since 1939.

To design the museum, Wright created more than 700 sketches until the final draft of the project was official. Wright spent 16 years working on the design, but he died before the building was completed. His design created a lot of arguments as many people did not like it. One person said it looked like "an indigestible hot cross bun", and another said it looked like "an inverted oatmeal dish." Some artists thought that the curved walls and ramps would make it impossible to hang their paintings properly.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • The Guggenheim 50th Birthday Party
  • 50 Facts on Guggenheims 50th – Daily News archives
  • Happy 50th Birthday, Guggenheim Archived 2009-10-24 at the Wayback Machine – slideshow by Life magazine
  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcast about Imageless Exhibit
  • Official website Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine
  • Architectural Review Archived 2007-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
  • Art of the Motorcycle Exhibit Archived 2006-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  • Gwathmey Siegel Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Renovation and Addition project page Archived 2013-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
                                     
  • 1997. It is one of the several museums belonging to Solomon R Guggenheim foundation. This museum was designed by the architect Frank Gehry. There are
  • artist. She had exhibitions at the Walker Art Center and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Cappa was born on 14 August 1897 in Rome, Italy. She became
  • South Korea. He was known for his works being displayed at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Sokov died in Copake, New York of a pulmonary
  • gerhard - richter.com. Retrieved 2019 - 01 - 27. Gerhard Richter at Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Gerhard Richter Archive State Art Collections Dresden, Germany
  • Celant was appointed Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York City. On 29 April 2020, Celant died of COVID - 19 in
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