Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Guggenheim Museum is always well worth visiting, however, three things make right now a particularly special time to make the trip.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversay of the opening of the architectural landmark that was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry and was recently registered as a National Historic Landmark. The amazing spiral space seems to make the viewing of art an interactive experience; you find yourself climbing along and enjoying the art and you are rewarded by the beauty of the space itself from every vantage point.
The current Wassily_Kandinsky exhibition is especially fitting because his works helped to inspire the creation of the building. Solomon R. Guggenheim enthusiastically collected the artist's work and opened the Museum of Non-Objective Painting and later commissioned Mr. Gehry to design the building that would become the Guggenheim. The museum has also undergone an extensive renovation, completed just in time for the festivities to begin.