Opening Day of The Guggenheim Museum
October 21, 2013 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Opening Day of The Guggenheim Museum, 3:34 of color film shot on October 21, 1959 in NYC. “Buildings & Crowd” captures the their excitement as lines formed down Fifth Avenue. The end of the film highlights the inaugural exhibition within the rotunda. With works by Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Stuart David, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, and Vasily Kandinsky.
posted by R. Mutt (2 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, thank you R. Mutt. I'm happy for the acknowledgement and memory for Frank. The Guggenheim Museum was the final realization of an idea Wright had for decades. It kept coming up in concepts. Even for a parking garage. But eventually it happened. This footage is priceless.
posted by rmmcclay at 9:20 AM on October 21, 2013

I could have been there, if we'd lived in NYC and my parents had been museum-goers! Thanks much for this amazing footage. (For those about to watch it: the last minute is inside the building, in case you're worried it's all going to be exterior shots.)
posted by languagehat at 5:21 PM on October 21, 2013

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