Located at 1071 Fifth Avenue corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, The Guggenheim Museum boasts its collection of the masters of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art. As it remolds to be an international museum. It exhibits modern and contemporary painting and sculpture in one of the world’s most famous buildings, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Looking from the outside, the stacked white cylinder of reinforced concrete swirling towards the sky emphasizes the dramatic curves of the museum’s exterior. According to Archdaily.com, inside the museum–Wright proposed “one great space on a continuous floor,” and claiming as well that his concept was a success.
“Featuring its large collections of Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings in the world. Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Robert Delaunay, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger are among other modern masters featured in the permanent collection. An ongoing series of exhibitions draws on the permanent collection of more than 6,000 works as well as loans from other institutions. Lectures, concerts, dance performances and poetry readings are also offered.”The Complete Guide of NYC-ARTS
With its four floors of galleries and fifth-floor sculpture terrace, the tower allows many more artworks to be shown from the permanent collection. Celebrating its 62 years of being an architectural icon, the building was then identified as a unique “temple of spirit.”
Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. The Foundation is also committed to fostering research, exhibitions, and collections in the field of global art.—Google Arts and Culture