Visiting the Guggenheim

As someone who has lived in New York their whole life it might come as a surprise that I have never visited the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum. For many years now I’ve heard wonderful things regarding their permanent collection, exhibitions, and most importantly, the architecture of the museum itself. While visiting New York City this past weekend, I decided to take a trip there on a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, the museum happened to be under construction as a new exhibition was being installed, so only a few galleries were open for viewing. I did enjoy some works from the minimal abstractionists, impressionists, post-impressionists, and Brancusi as well. One interesting exhibition focused on the fullness of color and showed the work of many artists from the 1960’s who experimented by using acrylic paint as a dye to stain their canvases. 

Although the museum was under a bit of construction, I was able to see the incredible work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since there wasn’t any art present on the walls of the spiral, I was able to truly appreciate the architecture of the museum. With the spiral being bare, the height and design quality were accentuated, making it a wonderful piece of art in itself.

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