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


By Alexander Haimann, Collections Specialist

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

Guggenheim Museum Opens In New York

Alex Haimann

About the Author
Alexander T. Haimann, Collections Specialist & Web Projects Developer at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, collects and writes primarily about the stamps and postal history of the U.S. during the first one hundred years of stamp production (1847-1947). Additionally, he develops internet based education projects and exhibits for the National Postal Museum. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Stamp Dealers Association, the Chair of the American Philatelic Society’s Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship and the publicist for the United State Philatelic Classics Society. His national and international society memberships include the American Philatelic Society, United States Stamp Society, Collectors Club of New York and the Royal Philatelic Society London.