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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, founded in 1937, is a modern art museum located in New York City. It is often called simply The Guggenheim. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

References in popular culture

  • In the film L.A. Story, Steve Martin's character has fun roller-skating through an art museum as a friend videotapes him. An acquaintance he meets in the art museum asks him, "Have you tried the Guggenheim?"
  • The exterior of the Guggenheim Museum can be seen in the opening sequence of The Critic.
  • The movie "The Order - From Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle 3" was also filmed here.
  • The Guggenheim can be seen in the film Downtown 81 starring the artist Jean Michel Basquiat
  • In Michael Almereyda's 2000 film version of Hamlet, part of Ophelia's (played by Julia Stiles) mad scene takes place in the museum.




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