The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has recently celebrated another anniversary. The renowned New York museum, home to one of the world’s top collections of contemporary art, first opened its doors on October 21, 1959.
The Guggenheim is a hallmark example of hemicycle design. From the outside, it almost resembles an upside-down cupcake. Inside however, an open rotunda offers views of artwork on several levels. Images below, courtesy of Randy Pertiet, show how its interior complements the museum’s dramatic artwork.