There aren’t many Frank Lloyd Wright works in New York City, but Manhattan is home to one of the famed architect’s most well-known—and, in our completely unbiased opinion, spectacular—works: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
The cultural institution was a labor of love; it took 13 years to complete, and didn’t open until after Wright’s death in 1959. But it stands out amid the otherwise staid buildings of Museum Mile, and offers a museum-going experience unlike any other you’ll find in New York City.
And amid the ongoing celebration of Wright’s 150th birthday, which is anchored (in NYC, at least) by a huge retrospective at MoMA, the Gugg is taking advantage of its connection to the pioneering architect by throwing him a birthday party. On Wednesday, the day of his birth, the museum will have special Wright-centric programming: a Wright reenactor (yes, that’s a thing) will give some insight into his history with the building; then, for a slightly more official version of that story, a curator will lead a tour of the museum that will focus on its architecture and how it interacts with the art.
And yes, there will be cake—though no word if it’ll be a special cake shaped like the Guggenheim itself.
The best part: museum admission will be just $1.50 all day, meaning you can experience the majestic building for a heck of a lot less than normal. It all kicks off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8.