In 1943, Solomon R. Guggenheim’s art advisor commissioned “Starchitect” Frank Lloyd Wright to create a building that would stir the soul. Mission accomplished. The now-iconic Guggenheim is a mollusk-like spiral, with a façade that is both Spartan and intriguing at the same time. The Guggenheim’s collection encompasses work from the Impressionist, Post Impressionist, and Modernist eras, and is dedicated to showing work from the 20th century and beyond. The museum’s vast collection boasts nearly 200 of Robert Mapplethorpe’s finest photographs, as well as a rich number of Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual works. Check their calendar as visitors can also experience lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents.