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The Guggenheim

NYC - Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum often referred to as The Guggenheim, has an impressive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.

The Guggenheim building is a landmark work of 20th-century architecture, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was conceived as a “temple of the spirit”. The museum’s collection is shared with the museum’s sister museums in Bilbao, Spain, and elsewhere.

The Masterpieces of The Guggenheim include:

Further information about The Guggenheim is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:            The Guggenheim
  • City:                New York City
  • Established:  1937
  • Type:              Art museum
  • Location:      1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, Manhattan, New York City

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“The modern world thinks of art as very important: something close to the meaning of life.” Alain de Botton

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Photo Credit: By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons