DAILY FUEL: “The Guggenheim” reimagines “The Museum”


The Solomon R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, known as “The Guggenheim”, opened to the public in New York City on this day in 1959. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the iconic structure houses a collection of some 8000 works which it shares with its sister museum in Bilbao, Spain, among other locations. Over 15 years, Wright created more than 700 sketches and six sets of working drawings. A six-story bowl structure containing a circular ramp at its circumference, and lit in part by a central skylight — the structure accomplished the stated goal of creating “a new way of looking at modern art….a temple of the spirit, a monument!’

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