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Guggenheim Museum (1956)


It’s hard to believe that anyone exists who has not heard of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, New York, or that it has been featured in a few movies. A few? Well, let’s try a statement from guggenheim.org/blogs: “Members of the film and television community have chosen to feature the building in more than 25 productions over the years.” To name just a few, there is Cactus Flower, with Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau, and Goldie Hawn, Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford, and Men in Black, with Will Smith. (See movie list with links below.) We have seen myriad actors on the spiraling ramps, and even a rare shot of the rooftop (also in Men in Black). There have been action movies, love stories, romantic comedies and more.

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Quite possibly one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most controversial structures, it has been touted as “The Spiral that Broke All the Rules.” It is as contemporary as some of the art it holds. In 2019, UNESCO announced the addition of the Guggenheim Museum, along with 7 other Wright works, to it’s list of the world’s most significant cultural and natural sites. It is definitely a must see destination, whether you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, a movie buff, and/or one who appreciates art!

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Tour the Guggenheim

Tickets to the Guggenheim Museum can be purchased online at guggenheim.org

Movies Filmed at the Guggenheim

Most movie titles below link to Amazon, where you may be able to view the original trailer, watch with Prime Video or purchase the DVD.

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margaret

Cactus Flower (1969)
Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep

The Cremaster Cycle (1994-2002)

Men In Black (1997)
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith

The International (2009)
Clive Owen, Naomi Watts

Person of Interest Season 2, Episode 8
Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman – Available to stream on FreeVee

Armageddon Time (2022)
Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong

Converse celebrates the launch of a new shoe the AS-1 Pro with pro skater Alexis Sablone

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Yvonne Carpenter-Ross

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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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