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.
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