The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright Building on October 21
“Since its opening on October 21, 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building has inspired generations of visitors as a unique ‘temple of spirit’ where radical art and architecture meet. The Guggenheim commemorates the 60th anniversary of its landmark building, which was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with activities and events this October. On October 21, museumgoers can enjoy live jazz, cupcakes, tours, and conversations, and any visitor with an October 21 birthday will be given free entry. Throughout the month, the Guggenheim will offer an enhanced schedule of tours, sketching workshops, and film screenings, and an expanded selection of architecturally themed merchandise in the Guggenheim Store.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
On October 21, the Guggenheim will release a new audio guide about the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright building with the podcast 99% Invisible. It will feature the podcast’s host, Roman Mars, in conversation with Guggenheim curators and staff as they delve into stories behind the iconic museum’s design, construction, and day-to-day operation.