No trip to New York City is complete until you have stopped by the Guggenheim. Not only is this museum full of some wonderful art that is the very highest quality, it is also an architectural marvel. The building first opened its doors to the public in 1959.
As far as convenience goes, it doesn’t get much better than the Guggenheim. The art museum is located very close to Central Park and is the perfect place to while away a few pleasant hours.
Even if you aren’t an art fan, you should still plan a trip to the Guggenheim, you will be glad that you did. Instead of looking at the art exhibits, you will find yourself studying the building’s design. The thing that truly makes the Guggenheim fascinating is the design. The building is the brain child of Frank Lloyd Wright and is truly a one of a kind. Previous to the creation of the Guggenheim nearly all of the world’s buildings looked pretty much the same, they were a cubed shaped structure. The Guggenheim broke the mold. This building is cylindrical in shape. It is considered one of the most amazing architectural structures of the 20th century. Not only is the swirling design attractive on the outside, but the interior is done in such a way that it provides a great deal of natural lighting and wide open space that allows each museum piece to be properly displayed instead of being crammed together like many other art museums are forced to do.
The style and design of the Guggenheim is so distinctive, and so attractive, that the building has been used during the filming of many movies and television shows.