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1984) in Los Angeles, and the University of Toledo Art Museum (1990-1992) in Toledo, Ohio. His playful configuration for the Vitra Design Museum (1990) in Weil am Rhein, Germany, features an array of geometric volumes joined at unusual angles so that they appear to collide with one another. In 1989 Gehry was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, an international award recognizing professional excellence in architecture.
Guggenheim Museum BilbaoDesigned by American architect Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in 1997 in Bilbao, a city in northern Spain. The building’s curvaceous form is made even more unusual by the rippling reflections in its titanium surface.
Sally Beyer/Tony Stone ImagesWeisman Art MuseumThe Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was opened in 1993.The postmodern stainless-steel building was designed by American architect Frank Gehry.
Erik Samper/Liaison AgencyBilbao’s Guggenheim MuseumThe Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in the Basque city of Bilbao, Spain, in October 1997. Located on the city’s waterfront, the modern art museum offers a dramatic contrast to Bilbao’s industrial setting.