Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth with special $1.50 admission to what is widely regarded as the architect’s masterwork, NYC’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
The Frank Lloyd Wright celebration on his birthday, Thursday, June 8, includes the special reduced admission fee, FREE birthday cupcakes and a special exhibit of large-scale, rarely seen photographs of the museum during its construction. A first-person interpreter representing Frank Lloyd Wright will be on hand as well, engaging with visitors.
Here’s the schedule for the Frank Lloyd Wright celebration day:
- 10:30 am and 11 am – join a first-person interpreter representing Frank Lloyd Wright in Cafe 3 for a special history lesson on the design and construction of the Guggenheim.
- Noon – tour of museum with Ashley Mendelsohn, Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Digital Initiatives. Tour meets at the Information desk on the Rotunda Floor.
- 1 pm – head to Cafe 3 to wish Frank Lloyd Wright a happy birthday and watch him blow out his birthday candles. Guests are invited to enjoy a free slice of birthday cake.
In addition to the birth day celebration on June 8, the Guggenheim is offering related Frank Lloyd Wright activities throoughout June, including architecture-specific tours of the museum as part of the Art in the Round program, sketch workshops such as Drawing the Guggenheim, and a variety of family programs.
The Guggenheim museum store will also feature new Wright-related merchandise, and the Guggenheim’s website will include new content about Wright.