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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum in New York City is a feat of architecture and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, housing some of contemporary history's most vital works of art.

Photograph by David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved.

Reserving Space for Radical Art and Architecture

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Photograph by David Heald. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved.

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, revered architect Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to create such a space. Sixteen years later, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the public. With imposing features such as its spiraling ramp and domed oculus, the museum is designed to awe and inspire visitors before they even pass through its doors. Although the museum initially housed only Guggenheim's privately held collection, its holdings have since grown exponentially, and today's collection spans historical periods, geographic origins, and genres.

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