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Guggenheim Museum 60th Anniversary Celebrations

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Guggenheim Museum 60th Anniversary happened on October 21. Discover all that happened and how you can still celebrate it!

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most famous architects of all time, has left us many legendary buildings that are undoubtedly important marks in the history of architecture. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is by far one of the most recognized buildings the architect designed and this year the Museum happened to celebrate 60 years!

Built in 1952 and named after its late founder – Solomon R. Guggenheim, an American businessman and art collector, the Guggenheim Museum is located in Manhattan in the Upper East Side has become a landmark in New York City and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s home to an ever-growing collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art that has impressed generations for six decades.

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To celebrate the occasion, the Museum held several events. On the day the museum celebrated 60 years – on the past 21st of October –  museum visitors could enjoy live jazz, cupcakes, tours and any visitor who shared the same birthday was given free entry.

 

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However, the celebrations did not end here, as the Museum hosted special events throughout the entire month. Special tours, including one designed for families with children, night tours and special tours dedicated to the iconic architect. Other events included Drawing Challenged (a collaboration between the other museums in Venice and Bilbao), workshops, studios, and film screenings.

 

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Fun fact, the newly renovated MoMA also opened on the same day of the Guggenheim Museum 60th Anniversary celebrations!

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LUXXU has a collection inspired by Guggenheim! Featuring a chandelier, a pendant, and a wall lamp, the Guggenheim collection is made of elegant designs finished with Swarovski crystals.

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