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Guggenheim Museum Opens In New York City

Guggenheim Museum Opens In New York City....October 21, 1959.

Created By Caitlin Kearney

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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

On October 21, 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened in New York City. The museum's building was designed by legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. To celebrate this event, the National Postal Museum has created this mini-exhibit highlighting different postage stamps with connections to the Guggenheim Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright.

United States Master Collection, Scott 1280, Prominent Americans series, Frank Lloyd Wright (1965-78)

The 2-cent Frank Lloyd Wright stamp was issued June 8, 1966 on what would have been Wright's ninety-ninth birthday. The stamp illustrates part of the Guggenheim Museum building in the background.