The Guggenheim Museum – Valerien Yepes

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is also referred to as “The Guggenheim”. The Guggenheim Museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939. It adopted its name after the death of Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1952, its founder. The museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He designed it so it is cylindrical, wider at the top than at the bottom and was conceived as a “temple of the spirit”. The Guggenheim opened to the public on October 21, 1959, and was instantly identified as an architectural landmark after Wright’s death. The unique art gallery found inside extends from a little under the skylight spiraling along the outer edges of the building all the way to the ground level. The building went under many expansions and renovations and may grow even more later on in the years.

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