The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a modern masterpiece was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was Wright’s last major commission, and its construction wasn’t completed until after his death.
The Guggenheim Museum was envisioned as a building to house Non-Objective Painting (impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, surrealism) beginning with the collection of its namesake, Solomon R. Guggenheim. Its modernist architecture was meant to be a departure from the Beaux-Arts style of earlier museums.
Many architecture critics criticized the building’s potential to overshadow the art works that it was built to display.