The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was originally conceived by the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright as a "temple of the spirit". The building opened on October 21, 1959 and is one of the most beautiful interiors I have experienced.
Museums and galleries are places where we reflect on our world in the company of others. Outside of religous buildings, there are few communal spaces where we regularly share experiences. In contrast with the Guggenheim which is expensive to access, those that are free to enter like the National Gallery in London offer an opportunity for anyone to be enriched by art and objects. Here, works are not presented as things to own, they are shown outside of the marketplace. We consider those things of greatest value. We enjoy or critique the efforts of others. We think about relationships, beauty and action. We explore new perspectives that help us understand more about ourselves.