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Facts From 1959 - Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York

In 1959 , the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened on Fifth Avenue in New York. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and featured a cylindrical shape where the upper levels are wider than the lower levels.

                               Guggenheim Museum in New York


The museum was originally founded in 1939 by art collector Solomon Robert Guggenheim with the aim of promoting all forms of art including impressionist , post impressionist , modern and contemporary art. Originally , it was directed and co-founded by respected artist Hilda von Rebay.


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