Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim is the only art museum we visited in New York. It is a modern art museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, probably USA:s most legendaric architect ever. It is situated on Upper East Side, next to Central Park. Both Guggenheim and Wright died shortly before the inauguration in 1959, thus they didn't have to hear the negative critic about the building, that was a bit strange since it is a very impressive building that still looks modern. What I didn't like, however, was the modern art exhibition by Lee Ufan taking place during our visit, that was simply too simple (much of it consisted of placed boards and stones, nothing impressive at all, but I liked the room totally made up of dollar bills, and the older impressionist works). And the atmosphere is a bit snobbish, for example you can't take pictures of the interior so I only have exterior photos. You can visit their website to see what is going on.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a futuristic looking modern art musuem, built as early as in 1959. In 1992, a rectangular and more traditionally looking expansion was added.

The Guggenheim is one of Wright's most famous works.

The skylight atrium with floors that soars like a spiral around the building. When reaching the top, the exhibition is over.

Lee Ufan, a Korean minimalist painter, made the temporary exhibition. It was disappointing, his art was way too simple and didn't say anything to me. The dollar bill room was cool though.

The futuristic 1959 building with the older looking 1991 addition, after dark.

The Central Park entrance of The Guggenheim by night.