Text (pictured): “Tortures" from View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh.

The Guggenheim is opening its doors for free on October 30th to celebrate the completion of the museum's restoration, which has been going on for years. The centerpiece of the celebration will be illuminated text on the Frank Lloyd Wright facade, a specially commissioned work of art by Jenny Holzer (which has actually been on display since September). Oh, and, the Museum Café will offer a free cookie with the purchase of any entrée on the day of the celebration.

You may recall that, while still under the direction of Thomas Krens, there was some debate over which color to repaint the exterior: Powell Buff (the color Wright liked) or London Fog (the color the museum has had for years). The commission ended up voting 7 to 2, in favor of the contemporary light gray (aka London Fog)...so don't expect to see much of a change there.