SWIRLS OF EXCITEMENT
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1959 design of swirling stucco placed across from New York’s Central Park continues to be something to talk about. His design was somewhat scandalous for the time. To create a museum without square galleries was unheard of. Although we might assume his new design was meant to fight convention it was actually far more thoughtfully conceived.
The interior structure is one long walking path with natural lighting from above. This was the first time patrons were able to observe art from multiple angles and distances. The items in the permanent19th and early 20th century collections are hung in annexes off of this great pathway. And the rotunda has been home to many magnificent displays. Many of the works shown in this space have been as conceptual and forward as the building itself.
During my last visit to New York I scooped up these adorable interpretations of the building on sale at the gift shop. I had not been familiar with any of Wright’s pottery and porcelain prior to this. These reproductions have brought a sense of the simplicity and innovation of the Guggenheim.
Instead of taking awkward photos of my dinner guest I found myself taking photos of moments to remember. Getting to scroll through moments that may have been forgotten and recalling odd little details is the perfect equation for a smile. These photos span a few months and miles apart—from Boston to New York to Paris to London.
MENS ROOM BLISS
Although The New Museum has a lot more to look at their bathrooms can not be missed.