Cylindrically shaped building of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, located at 1071 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side neighborhood on Manhattan, New York City, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The museum was established in 1939 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and in 1952, after death of it’s founder Solomon R. Guggenheim, museum is named after him.
The museum opened it’s doors on this location in 1959, six months after architect Frank Lloyd Wright died.
The Museum has on display collection of ever growing number of modern and contemporary art pieces.
Architecture of the museum is the piece of art itself so enjoy in the flow of architectural lines while walking around. Some choose to take the elevator up to the top floor, start “at the river source” and go down with the flow. This museum too offers audio guide talking not only about exhibited art but also about the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The museum has a library, coffee shop, souvenir shop and the reading room.
At the time this is being published, there are four Guggenheim museums. Besides this one in NYC, there’s Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (Italy), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain) and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
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