Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum

Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum documents Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, whose iconic spiral form presented a groundbreaking environment for the exhibition of art when it opened in 1959. This 27-minute documentary film explores the beginnings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; chronicles the building’s conception, construction, and critical reception; provides thoughtful analysis of Wright’s architecture; and reflects on the museum’s significant presence in New York and the art world through the 21st century.

Featuring archival footage of Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Hilla Rebay, and interviews with Richard Armstrong, Matthew Barney, Lisa Dennison, Frank Gehry, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Thomas Krens, Brice Marden, Richard Meier, and Thomas Messer, among others.

Guggenheim Museum

Plan Your Visit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
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Frank Lloyd Wright

View an interactive time line documenting the design and construction of the Guggenheim Museum.