Sackler Center for Arts Education

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The Sackler Center for Arts Education is on the lower level of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA.


The Sackler Center for Arts Education, a part of Frank Lloyd Wright's original design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building, was ultimately not included in the building when it opened in 1959. The center was finally built much later through a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler family.[1][2][3] and opened to the public on November 1, 2001.[4] Located just below the large rotunda, this 8,200-square-foot education facility provides classes and lectures about the visual and performing arts and opportunities to interact with the museum's collections and special exhibitions through its labs, exhibition spaces, conference rooms and the 266-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater.[4]

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  1. ^ Weber, Bruce (31 March 2010). "Mortimer D. Sackler, Arts Patron, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Museum gets gift for arts education". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New York Times News Service. 12 December 1995. p. 2E. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kim Kanatani Will Occupy Newly Created Gail Engelberg Chair in Education" (Press release). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Tu, Jeni (February 1, 2002). "Higher education meets high art". Dance Teacher. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)).