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Read our new safety measures: https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit/coronavirus-information Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece home to a world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art.

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02/21/2021
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ICYMI—catch up on Session 3 of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim, the summit spotlights 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year. https://gu.gg/3aynkAw

02/20/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 67

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from unexpected drawing materials!

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

02/19/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 67

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from unexpected drawing materials!

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Gabriel Gallegos González—“As an architect, I like to portray the wo...
02/19/2021

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Gabriel Gallegos González—“As an architect, I like to portray the world’s iconic architecture on paper. For me, the Guggenheim is the soul of what makes New York one of the world’s great architectural cities.”

Happy birthday to Yoko Ono! To celebrate, we’re looking back at Ono’s “Wish Tree,” which was installed outside of the mu...
02/18/2021

Happy birthday to Yoko Ono! To celebrate, we’re looking back at Ono’s “Wish Tree,” which was installed outside of the museum from January 20–22, 2017. 🌳 Guggenheim visitors and passerby on Fifth Avenue were invited to write wishes for the future and hang them on the tree’s branches, fostering a sense of community, inclusivity, and freedom of expression.

Since its inception in 1993, “Wish Tree” has been installed in several cities around the world, including Venice at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 2003, receiving over one million wishes altogether. Wish-makers have called for “equality, respect and fair opportunity for all” and “happiness to the world and to my family.”

Share your wish for the year ahead in the comments.

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Photo: David Heald

Installation for “Re/Projections: Video, Film, and Performance for the Rotunda” starts today—ramps are closed and admiss...
02/18/2021

Installation for “Re/Projections: Video, Film, and Performance for the Rotunda” starts today—ramps are closed and admission is reduced through March 18. Plan a visit to see "Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock's Mural," "Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism," "The Fullness of Color," and "Marking Time," as well as masterworks from our collection by Picasso, Kandinsky, and more. Plus, come back to see #ReProjections after it opens on March 19 and subtract the cost of your ticket from your full-priced admission.

During our changeover process, visitors can see how exhibitions are taken down and created in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. Everything must be built to accommodate the rise of the ramps and angles of the walls; there is no “backstage.”

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© 2017 Joana Avillez/Illustration Division

02/17/2021
#RotundaReflections: Gene Davis, "Wheelbarrow"

Take a silent stroll through our current exhibition “The Fullness of Color” for a look at Gene Davis’s towering painting “Wheelbarrow” (1971).

How do Davis’s meticulous lines inspire you?

“The Fullness of Color” is on view through March 14. Experience the show in real life—click here to plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2IAc2za

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“Wheelbarrow” (1971), © 2020 Estate of Gene Davis / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

02/16/2021
H.O.R.I.Z.O.N. by the Institute of Queer Ecology

Inspired by the ethos of utopian communities, such as Lavender Hill, a queer commune established in Ithaca, New York, in 1973, H.O.R.I.Z.O.N. or Habitat One: Regenerative Interactive Zone of Nurture, is a downloadable, participatory artwork taking the form of a social simulation game by the Institute of Queer Ecology. The game, in which users become inhabitants of a remote wilderness island—invites players to participate in the creation of a “digital commune.”

Each location within the game’s environment houses a unique sector of content: Go to the forest to leave or pick up information on wildlife or scavenging; visit the kitchen for recipes. Inhabitants are free to roam the island, explore the architectures of the commune, and share their own contributions.

To celebrate its launch, a series of virtual events will be hosted within the digital commune this weekend, February 20–21. To participate, download H.O.R.I.Z.O.N., where the commune’s stage area will serve as the venue for these programs.

Learn more and download the game: https://gu.gg/3u7Myh0

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Video courtesy of Matthew Cormack

The global constellation of Guggenheim museums, which includes The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao,...
02/15/2021

The global constellation of Guggenheim museums, which includes The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, believes that making art and sharing it helps us find significance in our individual experiences, while viewing art by others enables us to look at the world from different perspectives.

Many artists are known for creating works by hand, both individually or in collaboration. For this round of #GuggenheimTogether, we’ve selected pieces that celebrate the beauty of handmade art.

We invite you to create something handmade to express an important moment, idea, or process. Post your response on Instagram using the hashtag #GuggenheimTogether through March 15 for the chance to have your work featured on our international social media accounts.

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Pictured: Ruth Asawa, “Untitled” (1962–65), © The Estate of Ruth Asawa/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Claire Falkenstein, “Entrance Gates to the Palazzo” (1961); Abigail Lazkoz, “130,000 Years of Last Tendencies” (2006–07); Alighiero e Boetti, “Mappa” (1989)

ICYMI—catch up on Session 2 of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a ...
02/14/2021
The World Around Summit 2021 Session Two - Keepers of The World Around

ICYMI—catch up on Session 2 of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim, the summit spotlights 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year. https://gu.gg/3qhwtTh

Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim Museum, The World Around presents twenty groundbreaking projects from the past year as well as ...

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕 Feel the love with Dan Flavin’s “untitled (to Tracy, to celebrate the love of a lifetime)” (199...
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕 Feel the love with Dan Flavin’s “untitled (to Tracy, to celebrate the love of a lifetime)” (1992), which featured a column rising from the Guggenheim’s rotunda floor in a celebratory manner, suffusing the space with a warm pink glow.

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Dan Flavin, “untitled (to Tracy, to celebrate the love of a lifetime)” (1992), © 2020 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

02/13/2021
Final Weekend: "Countryside, The Future"

“It’s the forefront of modernization—something that we thought the city was. The countryside is still the place where new ideas and experimentation actually take place.”
—Samir Bantal, Director of AMO

Don’t miss #CountrysideTheFuture, on view through Monday, February 15. The exhibition, which investigates topics such as climate change, migration, preservation, and evolution, has transformed the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda.

Experience #CountrysideTheFuture in real life—click here to plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2IAc2za

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Special thanks to all of our supporters for making this exhibition possible, including Lavazza USA, American Express, IKEA Foundation, Sies Marjan, Northern Trust Company, Design Trust, NethWork, Infinite Acres, Deutz-Fahr, 80 Acres Farms, Priva Group, and Planet Labs.

02/13/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 66

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from design sketches!

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

02/12/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 66

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from design sketches!

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Shivani Dave—“By designing a museum which looks like a sculpture wit...
02/12/2021

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Shivani Dave—“By designing a museum which looks like a sculpture within the rigid urban fabric of New York City, Wright ensures that the visitor experiences the building itself, before experiencing the art it houses. Diagrammatically, the concrete ramp becomes one line, guiding you throughout the museum. Here, architecture is about movement through space.”

02/10/2021
Maren Hassinger on "Untitled" (1972/2020)

“'Untitled' (1972) was actually an experiment for me. I was trying to understand what it meant to splice rope and how that splicing could be used in an evocative or poetic sort of way.” —Maren Hassinger

In this short film, Maren Hassinger discusses her artistic practice, how she draws inspiration from dance and collaborative performance, and her installation “Untitled” (1972/2020), which is presented to the public for the first time as part of our current exhibition “Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism.”

Experience Hassinger’s work in real life—click here to plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2IAc2za

02/09/2021
Shaun Leonardo: The Freedom to Move

“I wanted to see if, by dialing into our experiences of conflict, we could sense some truth in another person’s body, and therefore question our perceptions of how we initially read an other.” —Shaun Leonardo

Shaun Leonardo is the subject of a new Art21 film, "The Freedom to Move," which explores how the artist’s work has challenged the stereotypes of Black and Brown hyper-masculinity, and features his Guggenheim performance "Primitive Games" (2018), which was commissioned as part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative.

Click here to watch the full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np4SyneIhSk

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Video courtesy of Art21.

“The moment I decided to reject accepted conventions and definitions, I was free to question everything.” —Lee Bul⠀#Work...
02/08/2021

“The moment I decided to reject accepted conventions and definitions, I was free to question everything.” —Lee Bul

#WorkoftheWeek: Lee Bul’s multimedia works, including “Against Oblivion” and “Drifting Ashen Flake Opaque” (pictured), examine the ways modern society pursues perfection but fails. She explores how technology is used to achieve utopia but often leads to dystopia. These sculptures depict urban environments in states of collapse. Lee uses architecture as a way to track the changing ideals of a society, especially within the context of dramatic developments in South Korea over the past few decades.

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“Drifting Ashen Flake Opaque” and “Against Oblivion” (2008), © Lee Bul

ICYMI—catch up on Session 1 of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a ...
02/07/2021
The World Around Summit 2021 Session One - Pollinators of The World Around

ICYMI—catch up on Session 1 of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim, the summit spotlights 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year. https://gu.gg/3oTBmAH

Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim Museum, The World Around presents twenty groundbreaking projects from the past year as well as ...

📚 Head over to Instagram and enter our #CountrysideTheFuture giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the exhibition’s off...
02/06/2021

📚 Head over to Instagram and enter our #CountrysideTheFuture giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the exhibition’s official companion book, “Countryside, A Report": https://gu.gg/3aFhHiO

The contest ends on Monday, February 15, at 12 pm EDT. Good luck!

02/06/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 65

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from the Manhattan cityscape! 🌃

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

02/05/2021
Sketch with Jeff - Episode 65

In this episode of #SketchWithJeff, Guggenheim Teaching artist Jeff Hopkins draws inspiration from the Manhattan cityscape! 🌃

✏️ Watch and create your own drawings with kids at home.

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Merve Coskun—“I wanted to highlight the spirit of the Guggenheim thr...
02/05/2021

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays illustration is by Merve Coskun—“I wanted to highlight the spirit of the Guggenheim through the soft colors I used.”

📬 It’s National #ThankaMailCarrierDay, and we’re grateful for the individuals who ensure that letters big and small make...
02/04/2021

📬 It’s National #ThankaMailCarrierDay, and we’re grateful for the individuals who ensure that letters big and small make it to their destinations across the country—including this excerpt from an 1888 archival letter Vincent van Gogh sent to the painter John Peter Russell, in which Van Gogh exclaims, “The great field all violet, the sky and sun very yellow. It is a hard subject to treat.”

02/03/2021
#RotundaReflections: "Marking Time"

Take a silent stroll through our current exhibition “Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction” for a look at works by David Reed and Park Seo-Bo.

How do the artists’ minimal creative approaches inspire you?

“Marking Time” is on view through March 14. Experience the show in real life—click here to plan your visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit

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“#90” (1975), © David Reed; “Ecriture No. 55-73” (1973), © Park Seo-Bo

“I wished others to share my joy.” —Solomon R. GuggenheimToday, we celebrate our museum’s founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim...
02/02/2021

“I wished others to share my joy.” —Solomon R. Guggenheim

Today, we celebrate our museum’s founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, born on this day in 1861. The Guggenheim Museum was made possible by his inspired collecting of the art of his time.

#WorkoftheWeek: Ik-Joong Kang’s “1392 Moon Jars (Wind)” is a large-scale installation that is composed of more than a th...
02/01/2021

#WorkoftheWeek: Ik-Joong Kang’s “1392 Moon Jars (Wind)” is a large-scale installation that is composed of more than a thousand ceramic jars, each about 8 cm tall, which are arranged on the floor in concentric circles, making up a large circle just over 400 cm in diameter. Each vessel is deliberately imperfect—the two semi-spheres are connected by hand, often resulting in a visible joint mark and slight irregularities in overall form. Thus each jar is different, but within the context of the installation, it becomes one component of a larger whole.

The tension between wholeness and separation is integral to the work’s meaning. The two halves of each jar serve as a metaphor for Korea, which was forced to divide into two countries after World War II, when the Soviet Union and the United States assumed control of the country but backed different leaders, resulting in the formation of two different states.

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“1392 Moon Jars (Wind)” (2008–10), © Ik-Joong Kang

Due to inclement weather, the Guggenheim will be closed today, February 1. ❄️ Stay safe and warm, New York City!
02/01/2021

Due to inclement weather, the Guggenheim will be closed today, February 1. ❄️ Stay safe and warm, New York City!

Looking for a new read? 📚 Check out the #GuggenheimStore’s annual book sale and browse our collection of exhibition cata...
01/31/2021

Looking for a new read? 📚 Check out the #GuggenheimStore’s annual book sale and browse our collection of exhibition catalogues, art books, and more (from $1!). The sale ends today—click here to shop: https://gu.gg/3huvRpP

01/30/2021
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Tune in to the final session of The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near, and Next.

Architect David Adjaye, design studio SO-IL and civil rights campaigners Wide Awakes are among the speakers presenting in the final part of The World Around summit, broadcast in partnership with Dezeen. Watch here from 9:00pm London time (4:00pm New York time).

Today’s the day—at 10 am, join us for The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launc...
01/30/2021
The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near, and Next | The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation

Today’s the day—at 10 am, join us for The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim, The World Around’s second annual summit will present 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year, as well as insights into work in the making.

Tune into the live-stream to hear from award-winning international architects, designers, filmmakers, researchers, and artists confronting today’s most urgent topics, from equity, health, and the environment to racial justice and indigenous rights.

Click here to watch: https://gu.gg/3nDKzgw

The World Around online summit shares critical and exciting new projects and conversations in the field of contemporary architecture, design, and culture.

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays submission is from the paws-itively adorable Cooper. 🐾 A 12-year-old Golden Retriever, ...
01/29/2021

Today’s #FrankLloydWrightFridays submission is from the paws-itively adorable Cooper. 🐾 A 12-year-old Golden Retriever, Cooper moved to the Big Apple just under two years ago, and his favorite thing to do is sit outside of the Guggenheim and have visitors from all around the world give him pets. 🐶

01/28/2021
#RotundaReflections: Jackson Pollock's "Mural"

Happy birthday to Jackson Pollock, born #OnThisDay in 1912!

Celebrate with a silent stroll through our current exhibition “Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural,” featuring Pollock works “Ocean Greyness,” “The She-Wolf,” “Untitled (Green Silver),” and “Mural.”

“Away from the Easel” is on view through September 19. Experience the show in real life—click here to plan your visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit

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“Ocean Greyness” (1953), © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. “Untitled (Green Silver)” (1949), © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. “The She-Wolf” (1943); The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase, 1944 © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. “Mural” (1943), University of Iowa Museum of Art; Reproduced with permission from The University of Iowa; © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

3 days to go! 📆 On January 30 at 10 am, join us for The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Mar...
01/27/2021

3 days to go! 📆 On January 30 at 10 am, join us for The World Around Summit 2021: Architecture’s Now, Near and Next. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim, The World Around’s second annual summit will present 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year, as well as insights into work in the making.

Tune into the live-stream to hear from award-winning international architects, designers, filmmakers, researchers, and artists confronting today’s most urgent topics, from equity, health, and the environment to racial justice and indigenous rights.

Click here to register: https://gu.gg/3nDKzgw

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Photo: Iwan Baan, Ensemble

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