October 21, 1959~ The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens

Solomon R. Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay

1928 / Oil on canvas / 60”x40” / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline~
https://www.guggenheim.org/the-frank-lloyd-wright-building/timeline
About Frank Lloyd Wright~ https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wright/

Previous October 21 posts:

Autumn~ October 21

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/21~

October 20, 1973~ Opening of the Sydney Opera House

Front Cover illustrating the Spherical Solution by Jørn Utzon

Back Cover indicating his inspirational sources by Jørn Utzon

1962 / 38 pages of plans, sections and elevations known as the Yellow Book
/ ©Utzon Archives / Aalborg University & Utzon Center

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Previous October 20 posts:

Autumn~ October 20

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~

August 7, 1420~ Construction begins on Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence Cathedral

Wood model for the dome of Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
by
Filippo Brunelleschi


c.1418 / Wood / 39 1/3”x35 1/2” / Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence

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Previous August 7 posts:

Self Portraits~August 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/7~

June 17, 1631~ Mumtaz Mahal Dies During Childbirth

Miniature portrait from Agra, India, of Mumtaz Mahal
for whom the mausoleum known as Taj Mahal was built

19th Century / Watercolor and gilding on ivory / 1 15/16”x1 1/2”
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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Previous June 17 posts:

Pride Month~ June 17

Charles Eames: Born June 17, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

June 10, 1854~ The first class of the United States Naval Academy graduates

Drawing of Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy, by Ernest Flagg c.1903

1904–1908 / Beaux Arts design; concrete frame; gray brick & terracotta exterior
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

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Previous June 10 posts:

Pride Month~ June 10

Maurice Sendak: Born June 10, 1928

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/10~

May 4, 2001~ Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion opens

Burke Brise Soleil, Quadracci Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava

2001 / 72 steel fins / 217-foot wingspan / Milwaukee Art Museum

Santiago Calatrava’s artwork~
https://calatrava.com/art.html?all=yes
Link to 360 panoramic views of Milwaukee Art Museum~
http://rackphoto.com/pp/2011/02/16/mam-milwaukee-art-museum/

Previous May 4 posts:

Love & War~ May 4

“May 4, 1904: U.S. Dives Into Panama Canal”

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

May 4, 1970~ Tragedy at Kent State

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/4~

April 15, 2019~ Notre-Dame de Paris seriously damaged by fire

Notre-Dame by Maurice Utrillo

1909 / Oil on card / 25 1/2”x19 1/4” / Musée de l’Orangerie, Jardin Tuileries, Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris Cathedral)
Between c.1160 & 1345 / Bearing masonry, cut stone, glass, lead, more
Approx. 226′high x 417’long x 157’wide / Île de la Cité, Paris

Previous April 15 posts:

Spring~ April 15

Leonardo da Vinci: Born April 15, 1452

Bessie Smith: Born on April 15, 1894

Born April 15, 1904: Abstract painter Arshile Gorky

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/15~

Love & War~ May 25

Charles & Ray Eames

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Charles was a designer with an eye for form. Ray was an artist with an eye for color. They complemented each other on projects like coat hangers, films, their namesake chairs, and large architectural projects. Through four decades of creative work, they revolutionized design and created an indelible mark on American History. The duo was not without faults, but the pair proved to be inseparable and inspirational. They were the Eameses.

The Eames studio—part workshop, part circus— was a partnership of two free spirits: one, an architecture school dropout who never got his license; the other, a painter trained by Hans Hofmann who used objects or any other surface as her canvases. They shunned the term “artist” as pompous.

Charles and Ray Eames arrived in Los Angeles in 1941, a year after they met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Charles was married to his first wife, Catherine at the time, but Ray began assisting him and Eero Saarinen in their designs for the Museum of Modern Art’s Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition, and soon he divorced Catherine and married Ray.

Their partnership, which obliterated the distinctions between private and professional lives, inspired numerous contemporary working marriages…Charles and Ray, architect and artist, wanted to do everything — disciplinary boundaries meant nothing to them — and, by and large, succeeded.

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention
AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames
The Love Letters of Charles & Ray Eames