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Media: Guggenheim Press Office

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
April 8, 2011


See “The Great Upheaval” and “Kandinsky at the Bauhaus”
See The Guggenheim Thannhauser Collection

(Assisted by Guggenheim Press Notes).

A visitor can browse the exhibits and collections at The Guggenheim, without the need for stairs or elevators, because of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique spiral walkway design. Since 2008, The Guggenheim has been even grander, with its recent restoration. It had been encased in scaffolding for three years, in preparation for its 2009 50th Anniversary. The building had to have numerous coats of paint removed and then new paint applied, plus structural cracks and steel repaired and reinforced. The 2003 Chairman of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees, Peter B. Lewis, had pledged a fund to tackle this project. Additional funding was secured from State and New York City agencies, arts councils, and corporations. Mr. Lewis was Chairman of the Board at The Guggenheim from 1998 to 2005.

I had begun my day at The Guggenheim at The Wright. I ate at the bar, a lovely, elegant experience. The bartender-waiter poured a glass of Sepp Moser Gruner Veltliner, from Austria, 2009. It was crisp and an excellent lunch accompaniment to my Shrimp Cocktail with Armagnac Sauce, Spring Pea Soup, Crouton, Raclette Cheese, Baby Zucchini, and Almond Foam, plus my salad of Market Greens, Roasted Tomato, and Mushroom Vinaigrette. The Wright, which can be accessed right inside The Guggenheim’s lobby, as well as on upper Fifth Avenue at 88th Street, also has a busy evening bar scene. Its décor is appropriately contemporary, colorful, and uncluttered. I actually stopped by again, after viewing all the exhibits and shops, before an evening organ concert in a nearby church. The Wright’s bartender poured a glass of Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva, a lovely sparkling wine. Stop by The Wright, before or after your visit to The Guggenheim, or both, as I did. You’ll be very happy you did.



Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Restoration Completion
Photograph by David Heald
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation,
New York.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Restoration Completion
Photograph by David Heald
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation,
New York.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Photo: David M. Heald
© The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation,
New York
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net