Guggenheim’s Wright Exhibit Breaks Attendance Records


Back in June, we issued an open letter to copy editors asking them to stop writing Frank Lloyd Wright puns (e.g. “He Has the Wright Stuff”) because you can be successful without resorting to them and having to sacrifice your dignity. And to help prove our point, we turn to the Guggenheim Museum who has just reported that their recent, just-closed exhibit, “Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward,” which celebrated both the famous architect and the museum he built that housed it, drew in the biggest crowds they’ve ever had, blowing the roof off all previous attendance records, bringing in close to 400,000 people in just under three months. Here’s a bit:

The exhibition is on its way to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where it will be from Oct. 22 through Feb. 14. The museum said that before “From Within Outward” its most well-attended exhibition had been “Frank Gehry, Architect” in 2001, followed by “Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe” in 2008, “Giorgio Armani” in 2000 and “The Art of the Motorcycle” in 1998.

We wonder: could Frank Lloyd Wright be the next King Tut cash cow?