The Guggenheim Museum is, by far, my absolute favorite museum I have visited (so far). It is just perfect. The design, the location, the art.
“Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.” (The Guggenheim)
So far, I only visited the location in New York City, but with three other locations, in Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, the museum is one that needs to be on the list of every single person.
It took 16 years to Frank Lloyd Wright to finally get to the architecture it is as of right now – a master piece! A true inspiration of commitment to obtaining the perfect design.“Wright’s building made it socially and culturally acceptable for an architect to design a highly expressive, intensely personal museum. In this sense almost every museum of our time is a child of the Guggenheim.” (Paul Goldberger, critic).
And not just being my top choice but now the museum has an exhibition of Constantin Brancusi’s work. What could I ask for more? It just takes my breath away just by thinking about it! The exhibition can be viewed up until January 3rd, 2018.
Brancusi has been my pointing start when it came to my designing life. I can truly say his work is the one that triggered my inner artist.
“His aspiration to express the essence of his subjects through simplified forms and his engagement with non–Western European artistic traditions led to new stylistic approaches. In addition, his mode of presentation, which equally emphasized sculpture and base and in which works were shown in direct relation to one another, instead of as independent entities, introduced new ways of thinking about the nature of the art object.” (The Guggenheim) – if you want to read more about his work, visit the the museum’s dedicated page to the exhibition. The Guggenheim exhibition on Constantic Brancusi
So, imagine my excitement when I visited the website and I saw the display? I was just thrilled especially when I saw that the exhibition is partially supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York City. I only wish that more of these events were held in Romania as well. But that’s a different discussion. I am just deep down, insanely proud of being from the same country with such an inspirational and extraordinary artist.