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The Guggenheim Museum in New York was inaugurated in 1959, a very controversial event at the time due to its design. The round building was completely different from anything else seen in the city then. Today, the Guggenheim in New York is one of the most significant museums in the world - for its location, unique architecture, art collection and much more.
The collection was compiled by Solomon R. Guggenheim and assisted by his art advisor, Hilla Rebay. He also founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to increase the appreciation of modern art. This allowed his work to continue after his death. The Guggenheim in New York was the first in a series of museums by the same name. There are now 4 more Guggenheims around the world: in Venice, Bilbao, Berlin and Abu Dhabi. However, only the New York museum exudes the rich history of this very special group of museums.