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When Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim to build a museum in New York, it led to one of the 20th century's greatest works of architecture, a building that has become as famous as the art collection it was designed to display. A monument to modernism, the unique architecture of the space - with its signature ramp spiraling upward to a domed skylight - continues to thrill visitors and provide a unique forum for the presentation of contemporary art. The permanent collection of the Guggenheim Foundation, assembled over the past 80 years and still growing, embodies the institution's distinctive history, which has intersected with and catalyzed the development of 20th- and 21st-century art.