Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Designed by Frank Lloyd-Wright, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a revered feat of architecture and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, housing some of contemporary history's most vital works of art.

Reserving Space for Radical Art and Architecture

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Soon after the establishment of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937, it became clear that the organization required a permanent building to house its growing collection of modern and contemporary artwork. In 1943, renowned architect Frank Lloyd-Wright was commissioned to create such a space. Sixteen years later, the Simon R. Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the public in New York City. With imposing features such as its spiraling ramp and domed oculus, the museum is designed to awe and inspire visitors before they even enter its doors. Though the museum's artwork initially began as Solomon R. Guggenheim's privately held collection, its holdings have since grown exponentially in quantity, breadth, and public accessibility. Today's collection spans historical periods, geographic origins, and styles as a result of careful curation for a public audience of over one million visitors each year.

GRoW Support

2020

General Operating Support

2019

General Operating Support