Sunday, March 12
The Guggenheim’s Greatest Hits Come Roaring Back
"Of New York City’s major museum collections, the Guggenheim’s is the hardest to see, because so little of it is usually on view. Blame Frank Lloyd Wright’s design, that big empty well of light and air with a little art up the sides. Not that I object to the building. I’ve adored it since my first visit as an out-of-town kid in 1960, the year after it opened. There was art on the ramps then, but all I remember is thinking: spaceship. Still do. But now, as if answering a hunger — maybe its own — to see what that spaceship originally held, the museum brings us 'Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim,' a permanent collection show that fills the rotunda. ..."