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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Guggenheim Museum

This Day in History: October 21, 1959

Giant upside down cupcake?

Not a cupcake but just as deliciously enjoyable. This is the Guggenheim Museum. So, what is its connection to this day in history? On October 21, 1959, the home to one of the world's top collections of contemporary art opened to a waiting crowd of thousands of people on New York City's Fifth Avenue.

Museum under construction in photo taken on Nov. 12, 1957

An interior view of the museum on a busy day

The skylight in the center of the museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the best-known museums in New York City and one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum, which is often called simply The Guggenheim, is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Early Modern, and Contemporary Art, and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.