Bilboa, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

This large and highly comprehensive exhibition on the American architectural legend Frank Lloyd Wright marks the 50th anniversary of one if his most celebrated creation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Housing this exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, sparks an interesting visual dialogue between these two 20th century greats.

Sixty-three of Wright’s designs are represented in nearly 200 original drawings, historical and 12 new scale models, digital animations, photographs and books, as co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Wright’s philosophy of designing “from within outward” in which he emphasized the importance of a building’s interior space in shaping and informing its exterior is the guiding concept throughout this retrospective, which also includes Wright’s work on the commission he received from the city of Baghdad in 1957, one of the last projects he would ever create and animations of other projects that, unfortunately, he was never able to realize.

October 22, 2009 through February 14, 2010
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48001 Bilbao, Spain
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