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Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration
June 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth through a series of activities related to the architect’s masterwork: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
The celebration kicks off on Thursday, June 8—Wright’s 150th birthday—with a special reduced admission fee of $1.50. Visitors will be treated to free birthday cupcakes in the Guggenheim’s newly renovated Cafe 3, which will feature large-scale, rarely seen photographs of the museum during its construction. A first-person interpreter representing Frank Lloyd Wright will be on site between 10 am and 1 pm engaging with visitors. Below is a full schedule of related events on June 8.
- At 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.
- At 12 pm, join a focused tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright building with Ashley Mendelsohn, Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Digital Initiatives. Tour meets at the Information desk on the Rotunda Floor.
- At 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.
For those who can’t join the birthday celebration on June 8, the Guggenheim will offer related activities during the remainder of the month, 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 museum store will also feature new Wright-related merchandise, and the Guggenheim’s website will include new content about Wright.