Advertisement

Guggenheim Museum reportedly planning new space in New York

Guggenheim Museum reportedly planning new space in New York
An installation by James Turrell at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Andreas Tjeldflaat / Guggenheim Museum)

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is planning to expand with a new building that would house its art collection and staff, according to a report this week in the Art Newspaper.

The new space would be a multi-purpose building that also would feature space for public programming.

Advertisement

A spokeswoman at the Guggenheim said the museum doesn't have a comment. The Art Newspaper cited a museum spokeswoman who said that it was too early to provide further details.

The Art Newspaper is reporting that the Guggenheim is planning to research office-friendly designs and that the museum is also considering holding a competition for an architect.

The Guggenheim is currently located on New York's Upper East Side in a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The building was completed in 1959 and is one of the city's most famous and photographed structures.

In 2002, museum officials abandoned plans for a downtown New York building designed by Frank Gehry. The building, which had a reported $950-million price tag, would have been located in lower Manhattan, south of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in Spain, which opened in 1997.

Twitter: @DavidNgLAT

Advertisement
Advertisement