In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a museum to exhibit and preserve his holdings of nonobjective art. Subsequent bequests increased the collection, to include abstract and Surrealist painting and sculpture, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern masterpieces; and vast holdings of European and American Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, Environmental, and Conceptual art.

The collection today is a layered, international collection dating from the late 19th-century to the present. One gift - masterpieces by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh -- is on view in a dedicated gallery.

In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design a building to house the museum ... resulting in an iconic, ramped, inverted ziggurat.

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