The Guggenheim Museum was nearly 16 years in the making. Frank Lloyd Wright went through numerous ideas and revisions before a final design was approved. One early design was hexagonal, another was clad in pink marble. In what ways is today's museum (pictured below) similar to or different from earlier designs?
Both artists and architects frequently experiment with a variety of ideas before deciding upon a final design. Invent a "Lost Sketch for the Design of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum." When you are done, describe the drawing as one of the steps toward the conception of the final museum design.
A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion
July 27, 2012–Ongoing
This presentation, comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to the first Frank Lloyd Wright–designed structures in New York City.
Duologues On Kawara: Alfredo Jaar and Tom McDonough
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm
Artist and activist Alfredo Jaar and writer/critic Tom McDonough discuss the post-conceptual representation of world events and the Situationist model of socio-cultural critique.