Refining Ideas

Refining Ideas

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?

Suggested Activity

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.

Sackler Center

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.

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Events

Duologues On Kawara: David Batchelor and Briony Fer

Duologues On Kawara: David Batchelor and Briony Fer
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm

Featuring talks by artist David Batchelor and art historian Briony Fer, this event is part of a series of paired talks conceived by On Kawara—Silence curator Jeffrey Weiss.

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On Kawara, Telegram to Sol LeWitt, February 5, 1970, From I Am Still Alive, 1970–2000. 5 3/4 x 8 inches (14.6 x 20.3 cm). LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut © On Kawara. Photo: Kris McKay © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

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