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Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece home to a world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art.

In 2008, Philippe Parreno created a new installation for the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Guggenheim Museum as part of t...
07/09/2019

In 2008, Philippe Parreno created a new installation for the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition ʺtheanyspacewhatever.ʺ Part of the artist's series of marquees, which he began producing in 2006, the work consisted of an illuminated canopy or light sculpture meant to engage with its immediate architectural surroundings. Rendered in white Plexiglas and neon, this ghostly signboard ʺannouncedʺ the Guggenheim's show without making any pronouncements about its content or structure, instead embodying the open-ended nature of the exhibition.
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Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!

Photo: David Heald

#MapplethorpeMondays—did you know that Robert Mapplethorpe did not intend to become a photographer? However, after he ...
07/08/2019

#MapplethorpeMondays—did you know that Robert Mapplethorpe did not intend to become a photographer? However, after he was given Polaroid and Hasselblad cameras by friends and mentors, he began taking pictures and came to see the possibilities offered by the medium’s immediacy, eventually becoming convinced that “photography maybe could be art.” Don’t miss part one of our Mapplethorpe exhibition, closing on July 10! Explore over 80 works from the Guggenheim’s rich collection of Mapplethorpe holdings. Plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2yJMKIe


Image: “Arnold Schwarzenegger” (1976)

Museum news—the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part o...
07/08/2019
Guggenheim Museum Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Museum news—the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” which includes eight major works spanning 50 years of Wright’s career! The designation was announced at the World Heritage Committee meeting on July 7 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and it’s an honor to receive this internationally esteemed designation that recognizes the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s contribution to cultural heritage. #WrightWorldHeritage

There are more than 1,000 World Heritage sites around the world, and the group of Wright sites is now among only 24 sites in the U.S. The collection represents the first modern architecture designation in the country on the prestigious list. In addition to the Guggenheim Museum, the sites in the group inscription include Unity Temple (constructed 1906-1909, Oak Park, Illinois), the Frederick C. Robie House (constructed 1910, Chicago, Illinois), Taliesin Preservation (begun 1911, Spring Green, Wisconsin), Hollyhock House (constructed 1918-1921, Los Angeles, California), Fallingwater (constructed 1936-1939, Mill Run, Pennsylvania), the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, (constructed 1936-1937, Madison, Wisconsin), and Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation) (begun 1938, Scottsdale, Arizona).

As we celebrate 60 years as an architectural icon, our Wright-designed masterpiece continues to serve as a beacon and inspiration for visitors from around the world.

The museum is one of eight major works by Frank Lloyd Wright to receive designation on the prestigious list

07/07/2019
ArtAsiaPacific: Theater Of False Ruins Interview With Abbas Akhavan

Weekend reading —Guggenheim collection artist Abbas Akhavan immerses himself in the places he works, paying close attention to the local architecture, economy, and inhabitants. Learn more about his artistic practice via Art Asia Pacific Magazine.

ArtAsiaPacific magazine is the leading English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

07/06/2019

Don’t miss part one of "Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now," closing on July 10! Discover the work of one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial artists of the late twentieth century, Robert Mapplethorpe. Explore over 80 works from the Guggenheim’s rich collection of Mapplethorpe holdings, including the artist’s early Polaroids, depictions of the New York S&M scene, artist and celebrity friends, male and female nudes, flowers, and self-portraits. Plan your visit today: https://gu.gg/2yJMKIe

"I always notice the museum's beautiful Monstera before going up the spiral. I adore plants, so this view grounded me be...
07/05/2019

"I always notice the museum's beautiful Monstera before going up the spiral. I adore plants, so this view grounded me before immersing for hours in the ‘Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future’ exhibition."—Gugg visitor Kendra #FrankLloydWrightFridays

Celebrate the 4th of July through July 9 with 15% off the Guggenheim Store's collection of art-inspired posters and prin...
07/04/2019
Posters & Prints

Celebrate the 4th of July through July 9 with 15% off the Guggenheim Store's collection of art-inspired posters and prints with promo code FLAG. Shop now: https://gu.gg/2xp1YBg

“I was assigned by LOOK magazine in 1960 to photograph model and actress Isabella Albonico and the Hat. Once she place...
07/04/2019

“I was assigned by LOOK magazine in 1960 to photograph model and actress Isabella Albonico and the Hat. Once she placed the hat on her, I immediately said ‘we are going to the Guggenheim.’ Frank Lloyd Wright was a dear friend of mine and one memory I have of him that I will never forget was after a long walk at his house in @fllwfoundation, Frank picked up a cane and gave it to me. I noted that I don’t have a need for it and he responded ‘son some day you will.’ Just last year I started to use the cane.”—Tony Vaccaro #Guggenheim60


2019 is the 60th anniversary of our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, and we’d love to hear about your memories of the Guggenheim over the last six decades! Send us your old photographs or videos taken at the museum and we’ll select our favorites to share with you here. Share your #Guggenheim60 memories here: https://gu.gg/2WDTZiG


Photograph by Tony Vaccaro

Happy #4thofJuly! We are open today 10 am-5:30 pm. Escape the heat and explore "Artistic License," photography by Robert...
07/04/2019

Happy #4thofJuly! We are open today 10 am-5:30 pm. Escape the heat and explore "Artistic License," photography by Robert Mapplethorpe, new sculptures by Simone Leigh, and masterworks from our collection by Kandinsky, Picasso, Brancusi, and more. Plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2IAc2za


Photo: William H. Short, historic photo of the American flag on top of the museum during final construction

07/03/2019
Jenny Holzer selects works for Artistic License

“The great pleasure of going into the Guggenheim’s art storage was that it was to be about looking. Looking comes more naturally to me than thinking or talking. So it was a joy to be able to go peer and have an immediate response from the eyes.”—Jenny Holzer

For her "Artistic License" presentation, "Good Artists," artist-curator Jenny Holzer chose works made exclusively by female artists. Plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2LzdpQQ

In 2008, Jenny Holzer created “For the Guggenheim,ʺ in celebration of a recently completed restoration of Frank Lloyd...
07/02/2019

In 2008, Jenny Holzer created “For the Guggenheim,ʺ in celebration of a recently completed restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building. In this piece, the artist’s own writings and selections from poems by Wisława Szymborska were projected onto the museum’s newly renovated facade one night weekly throughout the autumn. The fragmented texts scrolled steadily upward over each of the Wright building’s rings, vanishing into the darkness above. “For the Guggenheim” turned the museum’s exterior into an environment for looking, discussing, and gathering.
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Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!

Photos: Kristopher McKay

Just announced–Brooklyn-based singer and producer Joshua Karpeh (Cautious Clay) will perform at the Guggenheim on Tues...
07/02/2019
Cautious Clay with WFUV DJ Alisa Ali

Just announced–Brooklyn-based singer and producer Joshua Karpeh (Cautious Clay) will perform at the Guggenheim on Tuesday, July 16! Co-presented by WFUV Public Radio, tickets include access to the museum after the performance. Tickets on sale now!

Cautious Clay performs selections from his latest EPs, Blood Type and Table of Context. Co-presented with WFUV, the event will be hosted by DJ Alisa Ali.

#MapplethorpeMondays—in this self-portrait, which would prove to be one of Robert Mapplethorpe’s last, his gaunt fac...
07/01/2019

#MapplethorpeMondays—in this self-portrait, which would prove to be one of Robert Mapplethorpe’s last, his gaunt face appears to float within a black void as his hand clutches a skull-topped walking cane in the picture’s foreground. Mapplethorpe died soon after, in early 1989, from AIDS-related complications. That he chose to represent himself in such a haunting manner, holding an overtly morbid symbol of death, speaks to an awareness and acceptance of his own mortality. Despite the artist’s weakened condition, his confident expression and firm grasp exude a characteristic sense of control and mastery of all things, even death. Cognizant of his limited time following a 1986 diagnosis, Mapplethorpe worked to safeguard his legacy during his final years, preparing for two retrospective exhibitions and establishing the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to manage his estate, support the medium of photography in arts institutions, and fund HIV/AIDS medical research.


See “Self Portrait” (1988) in “Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now,” on view through July 10: https://gu.gg/2yJMKIe

#PrideMonth: “Can a traditional medium like self-portraiture be radically queer? How can existing visual languages be ...
06/30/2019

#PrideMonth: “Can a traditional medium like self-portraiture be radically queer? How can existing visual languages be reconstructed as a way to reclaim agency for queer bodies and POC (person of color)? Self-identified 'visual activist' Zanele Muholi has dedicated their artistic career to combating racism, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of bigotry and violence through image making. In their recent ongoing photo series ‘Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lionness)’ (2014–), Muholi produces self-portraits using various household and collected items- from rubber gloves to extension cords- to construct strikingly theatrical images in which they adopt different personas and styles. Echoing the aesthetics of fashion photography and black-and-white portraiture, these photographs place the artist's body front and center; a combative reframing of how the black queer body is approached and aestheticized.”—Assistant Curator, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell


Images from left to right: “Siphe, Johannesburg” (2018); “Ngwane I, Oslo” (2018)

Happy Pride New York City! "Love is the greatest virtue of the heart"—Frank Lloyd Wright  🌈❤️ ...Photo: David H...
06/30/2019

Happy Pride New York City! "Love is the greatest virtue of the heart"—Frank Lloyd Wright 🌈❤️

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Photo: David Heald

Weekend reading—two connected works by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, presented by @PublicArtFund and the Guggenheim, b...
06/29/2019
In New York, Bringing Back Two Works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Weekend reading—two connected works by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, presented by @PublicArtFund and the Guggenheim, bring attention to the history of the gay experience. https://gu.gg/2XDXJjR

Two connected works by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, presented by the Public Art Fund and the Guggenheim, bring attention to the history of the gay experience.

Weekend listening—“I knew that I was going to be an artist as a child … I knew that I had a very particular kind o...
06/29/2019
Tayari Jones & Carrie Mae Weems: What's It Like Up There? | Death, Sex & Money | WNYC Studios

Weekend listening—“I knew that I was going to be an artist as a child … I knew that I had a very particular kind of impulse that kept me engaged in the world in a very particular way.”—Carrie Mae Weems talks with writer Tayari on the Death, Sex & Money podcast.

The trailblazing photographer on independence, art, relationships, and one very fabulous white silk dress worn for a spur-of-the-moment wedding.

#PrideMonth: “For Ad Minoliti, color theory is queer theory. In her expansive painting and conceptual practice, color ...
06/29/2019

#PrideMonth: “For Ad Minoliti, color theory is queer theory. In her expansive painting and conceptual practice, color and figuration become a framework in which to think through multitude, subjectivity, and difference. If queer theory proposes the construction of community through differences, not through sameness or identities, Minoliti’s engagements with color and geometric forms propose the same radical undoing. In her work, form always informs politics, and seemingly rudimentary concepts like ‘color,’ ‘figure,’ and ‘shape’ become inseparable from gendered concepts. The playfulness and humor that abounds in her work also operates as a form of art-historical critique, nullifying modernist, masculinist readings of form and universality.”—Assistant Curator, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell

“After many visits to New York City, I finally had the chance to visit the Guggenheim Museum. Both the art and the arc...
06/28/2019

“After many visits to New York City, I finally had the chance to visit the Guggenheim Museum. Both the art and the architecture inside of the building were captivating.”—Gugg visitor Diego #FrankLloydWrightFridays

“Artistic License” is a New York Times Critic's Pick! “A rare, dazzling, dizzying cornucopia of objects, viewpoint...
06/28/2019
The Guggenheim’s Collection, as Seen by Six Art Stars

“Artistic License” is a New York Times Critic's Pick! “A rare, dazzling, dizzying cornucopia of objects, viewpoints and agendas”—Roberta Smith, The New York Times.

Everyone’s a curator these days. But when seasoned artists are asked to organize an exhibition from a museum’s collection it can be a great thing.

On view through June 30—Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (1991) is presented in our gallery to commemorate the...
06/28/2019
Guggenheim Celebrates WorldPride in June

On view through June 30—Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (1991) is presented in our gallery to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

This June, New York is the host city for WorldPride. Throughout the month, the Guggenheim will celebrate through special programming, celebratory items in the museum store, and more.

“I was assigned by LOOK magazine in 1960 to photograph model and actress Isabella Albonico and the Hat. Once she place...
06/27/2019

“I was assigned by LOOK magazine in 1960 to photograph model and actress Isabella Albonico and the Hat. Once she placed the hat on her, I immediately said ‘we are going to the Guggenheim.’ Frank Lloyd Wright was a dear friend of mine and one memory I have of him that I will never forget was after a long walk at his house in Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Frank picked up a cane and gave it to me. I noted that I don’t have a need for it and he responded ‘son some day you will.’ Just last year I started to use the cane.”—Tony Vaccaro #Guggenheim60


2019 is the 60th anniversary of our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, and we’d love to hear about your memories of the Guggenheim over the last six decades! Send us your old photographs or videos taken at the museum and we’ll select our favorites to share with you here. Share your #Guggenheim60 memories here: https://gu.gg/2WDTZiG


Photograph by Tony Vaccaro

06/26/2019
In the studio with Simone Leigh

“The way you understand a sculpture is by relating it to your own body, so you feel its edges and its presence in space by that relationship.”—Simone Leigh, winner of the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize.

🎥 Watch the full film: https://gu.gg/2J705hT

In 2008, Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Inopportune: Stage One” (2004) was presented in the museum’s rotunda, simulating the t...
06/25/2019

In 2008, Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Inopportune: Stage One” (2004) was presented in the museum’s rotunda, simulating the trajectory of an exploding automobile tumbling through space. In its processional arrangement, the piece recalls stop-motion photography or a sequence of freeze-frames from a movie. Although this installation was originally shown in an expansive horizontal layout, when invited by the Guggenheim to consider the rotunda space for his 2008 retrospective, the artist radically reconfigured the work. The cars were suspended from the oculus and staggered vertically, inviting viewers to experience the work fully as they walked up the ramps.
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Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!

Photos: David Heald

“I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.”—Robert Mapplethorpe. #Mapplethorp...
06/24/2019

“I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.”—Robert Mapplethorpe. #MapplethorpeMondays


See “Self Portrait” (1985) in “Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now,” on view through July 10: https://gu.gg/2yJMKIe

06/23/2019
NBA 2K League Locked In Powered By AT&T: The Art Of The Game

Weekend watching—Nacho Traynor, an artist and player for T-Wolves Gaming of the NBA 2K League visits the Guggenheim for the first time.

Check out the most recent episode of Locked In Powered by AT&T! NBA 2K League Season 2 is HERE! Watch live all season long here on YouTube or at Twitch.TV/NB...

#PrideMonth: “How is queerness articulated in historical contexts and in societies where your sexuality and what you d...
06/22/2019

#PrideMonth: “How is queerness articulated in historical contexts and in societies where your sexuality and what you desire is regulated? What do our beliefs about historical subjects imply about our understandings of intimacy, gender, and sexuality? Wu Tsang’s films often portray alternative models of social relations and uncover hidden histories and narratives. Her film 'Duilian' (2016) uncovers the queer history of one of China's most famous poets, Qiu Jin. Drafted from the life of the Chinese revolutionary poet Qiu Jin, Duilian strays from official narratives about the historical figure, and instead focuses on the intimate relationship between the poet and her friend and calligrapher, Wu Zhiying (played by the artist). Through acts of decoding and deliberate ‘mistranslation’ to established narratives, her film exposes ‘history’ as irrational and intimate, and rejects a construct of historical subjectivity that is devoid from passions and affects.”—Assistant Curator, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell

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