100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Location: New York

2013 Exhibitions: James Turrell (June 21 - September 25)

In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design the Guggenheim Museum, but construction was delayed for 16 years. Wright had produced "six separate sets of plans and 749 drawings" before a final decision could be made. Wright's momentous "temple of the spirit" opened in October of 1959 and was soon accepted as one of the most important of the architect's late career. It is now revered as a bold and expressive addition to the architecture of New York's cityscape and is one of the finest art institutions in the world, hosting groundbreaking exhibition after groundbreaking exhibition.

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