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"40th Anniversary of the Landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Building"
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New York, NY,
USA United States of America
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum and the construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s land mark building, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has declared October 21 Guggenheim Museum Day. The day will be celebrated with free admission, guided tours, and film screenings, among other activities.
When the Guggenheim Museum was completed forty ears ago, it represented a milestone in world architecture, said Thomas Krens, Director of the Soloman R. Guggenheim Foundation. It remains on of the great buildings of the twentieth century. We are thrilled to honor the magnitude of Wright’s achievement and to recognize the historical and spiritual links between this building and the Guggenheim Museum.
In June 1943. Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Reba. The art advisor to Soloman R. Guggenheim, asking the architect to design a new building to house Guggenheim’s four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting. The project evolved into a complex struggle pitting the architect against city officials, members of the art world and general public, and even, at times, his client. Both Guggenheim and Wright would die before the building was completed in 1959. The resulting structure, the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, testifies not only to Wright’s architectural genius, but to the adventurous spirit that characterized its founders.