The Guggenheim Museum in New York is the best known and also the first to be opened by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, although it shares popularity with the one in Bilbao.
This museum is one of those whose building is also a work of art in addition to what is inside. Even if you don’t want to go in, it’s worth going to see the impressive architecture of the Guggenheim Museum.
It is dedicated to modern art and was not always in the same location.
The Guggenheim Museum building
The current one dates from 1957 when Guggenheim commissioned the construction of a peculiar building in 1943 to the most famous architect of the time, Frank Lloyd Wright, and after several years of work, it was inaugurated becoming a work of art in itself.
From the street, the building looks like a coiled ribbon with the base narrower than the top while the interior is spiral-shaped, allowing the visitor to see the works of art while walking down a helical ramp.
In 1992, it was remodeled and a rectangular building was built next to it that was taller than the original. This raised great criticism and much controversy, but today it is one of the most visited places in New York.
The works of art of the Guggenheim Museum
Solomon Guggenheim was very passionate about modern art, and in fact the museum before acquiring his name was called the museum of non-objective painting.
Therefore, all the works found inside are included in modern art and we can see paintings by Picasso, Magritte, Dalí, Bacon or Kandinsky.
Its temporary exhibitions and the exchange they usually carry out with other Guggenheim museums around the world should also be highlighted, so you will always find new content and works to admire.
You can find more information on the official website of the Guggenheim Museum