One Friday each month, we’ll be sharing stories connected with Wright’s landmark building—its architecture, history, and the daily life within its walls.
Photo: David M. Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
An inside look at the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum's instantly recognizable "oculus"—and why natural light mattered so much to Frank Lloyd Wright. More
Video still: British Pathé, Way Out West In Old New York, 1968
This period film offers a rare chance to experience the Guggenheim as it was in the late 1960s. More
Frank Lloyd Wright. Image: Detail from opening photograph, "Speaking of Pictures . . . New Art Museum Will Be New York's Strangest Building," LIFE, October 8, 1945
A 1940s article in LIFE shared details and thoughts on Frank Lloyd Wright's museum design. More
Cover, The Usonian House: Souvenir of the Exhibition, 60 Years of Living Architecture, the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1953).
Before Frank Lloyd Wright's building for the Guggenheim rose at 1071 Fifth Avenue, the architect staged an exhibition of his work—and built a modest, one-story home—in the same spot. More
Todd Murphy on the roof of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Photo: Caitlin Dover
In his many years at the Guggenheim, Todd Murphy, Security Department Supervisor, has seen his share of artists, stars, and oddities. More