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Guggenheim Museum to expand into new space

Planned space described as “one efficient, multi-use building”

September 30, 2014 03:30PM

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at 1071 Fifth Avenue

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at 1071 Fifth Avenue

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is taking a page from MoMA’s book and crafting plans for an expansion.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art space at 1071 Fifth Avenue is planning a new space called the Collection Center, which the Guggenheim described to the Art Newspaper as “one efficient, multi-use building” with a “dynamic public-programing component” aimed at New Yorkers.

A spokesperson for the museum told the news site that it is too early in the process to provide further details. The plan comes just over 60 years after the Guggenheim commissioned starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright to design the current space on the corner of East 88th Street. [Art Newspaper]Julie Strickland

  • Anthony Thompson

    Just over 60 years? Since the Guggenheim was commissioned in the early 40’s, that should read: just over 70 years.

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