Already the building of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a real eye-catcher with its extraordinary architecture. The architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the futuristic white building with the striking large rotunda, which was completed in 1959. Today, the Guggenheim Museum houses an extensive collection of works of the highest quality, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. It is based on the collection of avant-garde contemporary art built up by the industrialist and art lover Solomon R. Guggenheim from the late 1920s onwards.
The collection includes world-famous works by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian, and Vincent van Gogh. Even today, the museum is run by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, founded in 1937, which also owns the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, which is still in the planning stage.
All of the originals of these works are on display at the Guggenheim Museum.