‘The Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Temple of Spirit’ Webinar

In 1943, architect Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to create “a temple of spirit” to house the Guggenheim Museum’s growing art collection — 16 years later, Wright’s building was completed, one that not only housed art, but was art itself…a living, breathing organism with a seemingly endless amount of depth and character, the ultimate testament to architectural creativity in a city skyline steeped in rectangular monotony. This is the story of one of the world’s most fascinating buildings, and architects, of the 20th century.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, virtual showcase of The Guggenheim Museum in New York, an internationally renowned art museum that is a vital cultural center, educational institution, and the heart of an international network of Guggenheim Museums throughout the world.

Led by Sharon Vatsky — Director of School, Teacher and Family Programs, and one of the museum’s most experienced Educators — this unique experience will include:

  • The origin story of The Guggenheim, from the museum director’s request to architect Frank Lloyd Wright for “a temple of spirit, a monument,” to the various factors behind why the project took 16 years to complete
  • Insights into the history and present-day relevance of The Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright, told through historical and architectural photographs, documentation, and even cartoons
  • An in-depth look at The Guggenheim’s masterful architectural elements hiding in plain sight, including low balconies to heighten spatial awareness and circular windows allowing in natural light on every level

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sharon — any-and-all questions about Frank Lloyd Wright & The Guggenheim are welcomed and encouraged!

See you there, virtually! $10.

*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests

About Sharon

Sharon Vatsky supervises programming for youth audiences and oversees the development of curriculum materials for Guggenheim exhibitions. She works closely with teachers to identify ways in which the museum can serve as a resource for classroom learning, and facilitates professional development programs locally, nationally and internationally.

From 1990 – 2000 she served as Curator of Education at the Queens Museum of Art.  In that position she formulated programming for dozens of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art for audiences of all ages.

Vatsky teaches graduate courses in Museum Education at New York University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Other professional experience includes teaching drawing, painting, art history and arts education at several colleges and universities. She is the author of Museum Gallery Experiences: A Handbook, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) for the American Alliance of Museums.

She holds graduate degrees in art from State University New York, Albany, Hartford Art School and an undergraduate degree from New York University and has completed course credits in the doctoral program in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is the 2008 recipient of the Charles Marshall Robertson Award presented annually to an educator “who has made a significant contribution to art education” and serves on the board of directors of Bronx Art Space.











When: Thu., April 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 1943, architect Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to create “a temple of spirit” to house the Guggenheim Museum’s growing art collection — 16 years later, Wright’s building was completed, one that not only housed art, but was art itself…a living, breathing organism with a seemingly endless amount of depth and character, the ultimate testament to architectural creativity in a city skyline steeped in rectangular monotony. This is the story of one of the world’s most fascinating buildings, and architects, of the 20th century.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, virtual showcase of The Guggenheim Museum in New York, an internationally renowned art museum that is a vital cultural center, educational institution, and the heart of an international network of Guggenheim Museums throughout the world.

Led by Sharon Vatsky — Director of School, Teacher and Family Programs, and one of the museum’s most experienced Educators — this unique experience will include:

  • The origin story of The Guggenheim, from the museum director’s request to architect Frank Lloyd Wright for “a temple of spirit, a monument,” to the various factors behind why the project took 16 years to complete
  • Insights into the history and present-day relevance of The Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright, told through historical and architectural photographs, documentation, and even cartoons
  • An in-depth look at The Guggenheim’s masterful architectural elements hiding in plain sight, including low balconies to heighten spatial awareness and circular windows allowing in natural light on every level

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sharon — any-and-all questions about Frank Lloyd Wright & The Guggenheim are welcomed and encouraged!

See you there, virtually! $10.

*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests

About Sharon

Sharon Vatsky supervises programming for youth audiences and oversees the development of curriculum materials for Guggenheim exhibitions. She works closely with teachers to identify ways in which the museum can serve as a resource for classroom learning, and facilitates professional development programs locally, nationally and internationally.

From 1990 – 2000 she served as Curator of Education at the Queens Museum of Art.  In that position she formulated programming for dozens of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art for audiences of all ages.

Vatsky teaches graduate courses in Museum Education at New York University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Other professional experience includes teaching drawing, painting, art history and arts education at several colleges and universities. She is the author of Museum Gallery Experiences: A Handbook, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) for the American Alliance of Museums.

She holds graduate degrees in art from State University New York, Albany, Hartford Art School and an undergraduate degree from New York University and has completed course credits in the doctoral program in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is the 2008 recipient of the Charles Marshall Robertson Award presented annually to an educator “who has made a significant contribution to art education” and serves on the board of directors of Bronx Art Space.

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