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Guggenheim Museum,officially Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, major museum of modern art in New York City. Founded in 1939 as the Museum of Non-objective Art, the Guggenheim is known for its remarkable circular building (1959) with curving interior ramp designed by Frank Lloyd WrightWright, Frank Lloyd,
1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely considered the greatest American architect.
..... Click the link for more information. . It holds major exhibitions, mainly of the works of contemporary artists. Its permanent collection includes, among many modern works, numerous pieces by BrancusiBrancusi, Constantin
, 1876–1957, Romanian sculptor. Brancusi is considered one of the foremost of modern artists. In 1904 he went to Paris, where he worked under Mercié. He declined Rodin's invitation to work in his studio.
..... Click the link for more information. and KandinskyKandinsky, Wassily or Vasily
, 1866–1944, Russian abstract painter and theorist. Usually regarded as the originator of abstract art, Kandinsky abandoned a legal career for painting at 30 when he moved to Munich.
..... Click the link for more information. . In 1992 the Guggenheim opened a 10-story limestone addition in the rear of the original structure and also began operating a branch in the city's SoHo district. The museum is part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also controls the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Also under the foundation's aegis is the gigantic, curving titanium-sheathed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank GehryGehry, Frank Owen
, 1929–, American architect, b. Toronto, Ont., as Frank Owen Goldberg. He is widely considered one of the finest and most artful of contemporary architects. In 1947, Gehry's family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Univ.
..... Click the link for more information. and inaugurated in 1997. That same year the foundation also opened a much smaller Berlin branch. From 2001 to 2008 the museum, in cooperation with Russia's HermitageHermitage
, museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world's foremost houses of art, consisting of six buildings along the embankment of the Neva River. Its central building, the Winter Palace (erected 1754–62 by Czarina Elizabeth and the traditional winter residence
..... Click the link for more information. , sponsored the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, an exhibition space that featured works from both institutions.
an international chain of art museums, some of which are architecturally important buildings in their own right, most notably one in New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1956--59), and one in Bilbao, desgned by Frank O Gehry (1997)