Guggenheim Documentary Airs on WNET/Thirteen on Sunday, January 24
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Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum will air on public television in the New York City tristate area on January 24 as part of Thirteen/WNET’s SundayArts afternoon programming. It will be rebroadcast on WLIW21 that same day.
Produced for the Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary, the 27-minute film tells the multifaceted story behind the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed museum, whose iconic spiral form presented a groundbreaking environment for the exhibition of art when it opened in 1959.
Featuring archival footage of Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and founding director Hilla Rebay, and interviews with Richard Armstrong, Matthew Barney, Frank Gehry, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, and Thomas Krens, among others, the 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, which extends into the 21st century.