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Guggenheim fans around the world can look forward to
                                                              behind-the-scenes videos, a blog series featuring guest
                                                              writers from the fields of architecture and design, and a
         60TH ANNIVERSARY,                                    chance to share their own transformative experiences in

         SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM                                the museum using the hashtag #Guggenheim60.
         MUSEUM BUILDING                                      Frank Lloyd Wright (1897-1959) coined the term organic
                                                              architecture, whose central idea is that construction must
         NEW YORK                                             be derived directly from the natural environment. From

         The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Celebrates the 60th   the beginning of his career he rejected the neo-classical
         Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright Building on October 21  and Victorian styles that prevailed at the end of the 19th
                                                              century. He always opposed the imposition of any style,
                                                              convinced as he was that the shape of each building
         Since opening its doors on October 21, 1959, the Frank   must be linked to its function, the environment and the
         Lloyd Wright-designed building has inspired generations   materials used in its construction.
         of visitors as a unique “temple of spirit” where radical art
         and architecture meet.                               Recently, the Guggenheim Museum in New York
                                                              has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List,
         Museum events leading up to the building’s anniversary   including his iconic Fallingwater house, the Frederick
         day in October will offer members and the public     C Robie House, Illinois, Hollyhock House, California, the
         new opportunities for inspiration, connection, and   Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, and Wisconsin,
         contemplation. On-site tours and activities will explore   Unity Temple in Oak Park, along with Wright’s homes
         the history and details of the architectural masterpiece,   and studios at Taliesin, Wisconsin, and Taliesin West,
         and The Wright restaurant and Cafe 3 will update their   Arizona – both of which are now home to The School of
         menus with favorites of the museum’s visionary founders.   Architecture at Taliesin.

         The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
         Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

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