The museum traces its history back to the creation of the Guggenheim Foundation
In 1937, he created a special fund to support contemporary art. Earlier, the millionaire had begun to collect a collection of paintings by famous masters of painting. But there was no suitable place for their exhibition. So came the decision to build a museum.
In 1943, Baroness Baroness, the manager of the patron's collection, suggested that architect Frank Wright create an unusual building to store the unique treasures.
He decided that the works of contemporary art would be seamlessly complemented by the mobility and variability of the spiral-shaped building. To create the huge but "weightless" reinforced concrete structures, engineers had to apply many of the latest, incredible inventions. Not all specialists were able to work with the project of the architect, who was even called crazy.
Thanks to the project by F. Wright, the museum immediately caused a furor. Some artists refused to exhibit in it because the building seemed to them very strange.
Today, it is hard to imagine a more popular place to exhibit contemporary art.
The museum opened in 1959. Both the Guggenheim and the architect Wright did not live up to that time.