Guggenheim New York Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Guggenheim New York : Architecture

Modern NYC Building, USA – design by Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Oct 14, 2016

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York City

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Building in New York City

1071 Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, New York
1956-59
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architects

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photo : Tectonic Photo

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a stunning, iconic building. Whether viewed from outside or within it is visually memorable and it exerts itself on those entering, for exampe via the spiral ramp. However some of the internal planning seems clumsy, especially the junction of the iconic ramps to the rectilinear northern part of the building: some gaps are just too tight and there are fairly meaningless spaces leftover. Permanent collection of 19th-20th century art.

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photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture of the modern and contemporary periods, and to collect, conserve, and study the art of our time. The foundation realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications, and strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and cultural partnerships.

Currently, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation owns and operates the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on the Grand Canal in Venice, and also provides programming and management for two other museums in Europe that bear its name: the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by architect Frank Gehry, is scheduled to open in 2013. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network of museums is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.

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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s preeminent architect, designed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum-his only major commission in New York-from 1943 through 1956. Completed in 1959, the Guggenheim was, when it opened, as much a marvel of construction as it was of design and is among the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. In 2008, the Guggenheim completed a four-year restoration of its facade, and in 2009/2010, the Guggenheim celebrates its fiftieth anniversary year.

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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York masterpiece with its famous internal spiral ramp – containing art – around the atrium.

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Guggenheim Museum Architecture Film

FILM SCREENINGS
Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterwork with Reflections of Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
Oct – Nov 2012
Produced and directed by Kenneth Love
2010, 56 minutes, HD digital video

Fallingwater, the Edgar J. Kaufmann house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a spectacular waterfall site in Mill Run, PA. The remarkable history of Wright’s masterpiece is presented in this newly created widescreen high definition hour-long video documentary, produced and directed by Kenneth Love, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Pittsburgh native. Featuring rare home movies of Wright and Kaufmann and based on an extensive interview with the client’s son, a Wright apprentice and scholar, the film presents in detail the extraordinary building as well as the events that led to Wright’s commission.

Funded by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Laurel Foundation, and the Edgar A. Tafel Living Trust.

Free with museum admission.

Guggenheim Museum New York architect – Frank Lloyd Wright

Previously:

Guggenheim Museum Architecture Films

Metropolis, 1927
Directed by Fritz Lang
3 + 10 Dec 2010
Perhaps one of the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. In this new digital restoration, the tense balance between these two societies is realized through elaborate sets and modern science fiction.

The Architecture of Doom, 1991
Directed by Peter Cohen
17 + 24 Dec 2010
Featuring newly researched footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, The Architecture of Doom captures the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture, and popular culture. Hitler worshipped ancient Rome and Greece and dreamed of a new golden age of classical art and monumental architecture populated by beautiful, patriotic Aryans. There was no place for so-called degenerate artists like Pablo Picasso and other modernists or for “inferior” races like Jews in his lurid fantasy. This riveting documentary shows how Hitler rose from failed artist to creator of a world of ponderous kitsch and horrifying terror.

Guggenheim Museum Restaurant

THE WRIGHT OPENS IN NEW YORK’S GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Restaurant Launches in Iconic International Landmark
8 Dec 2009

Diners Will Enjoy Modern American Cuisine, Contemporary Artwork, and Elegant Atmosphere

(NEW YORK, NY – December 8, 2009)-Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, The Wright, New York City’s newest restaurant, opens to the public on December 11, in the famed museum. Named in honor of the great American architect, the intimate Upper East Side destination is located in an elegant and modern architectural space that is sure to dazzle trendsetters, fine diners, art lovers, and world travelers. Additionally, a site-specific sculpture by British artist Liam Gillick was commissioned for the space, creating a truly unique dining experience.

Interior of The Wright, located in New York’s iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:
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photo © 2009 Philip Greenberg

The Wright embraces the cosmopolitan excitement of today’s New York. Designed in white by architect Andre Kikoski-who was inspired by the original Wright museum design-the restaurant decor is contemporary and chic. A modern American menu created by David Bouley protégé, Rodolfo Contreras, emphasizes seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients, appealing to savvy palates of New Yorkers and discerning travelers from around the globe. The Wright promises to become a “must-see” destination.

The Wright combines an upscale atmosphere with a sleek, modern, and comfortable venue, comprising 58 seats and a communal table where guests can enjoy a full-service menu. A casual, European-style bar that features small plates, panini sandwiches, espresso, and cocktails serves as a lively focal point of the space.

“Inspired by and created within an institution renowned for its art, architecture and innovation, The Wright will extend that experience to its food and service,” said Aaron Breitman, director of the new restaurant. “The Wright will appeal to neighbors seeking stylish and sophisticated dining as well as visitors who want to experience the thrill of New York in one of the city’s greatest cultural treasures.”

The Wright : further information on the restaurant + its designers

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of Picasso and the Age of Iron, 1993
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of The Aztec Empire, 2004
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

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Installation view of The Art of the Motorcycle, 1998
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

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Installation view of The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000.
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photo : Ellen Labenski, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Restoration
2007-09
$29m approx. cost

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle, 2003
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of RUSSIA!, 2005
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of China: 5,000 Years, 1998.
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photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York


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