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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Video 2019-06-08 13:00

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Video 2019-06-08 13:00

“Architecture is the scientific art of making structure express ideas.”—Frank Lloyd Wright (1930), born today in 1867. Throughout his career, Wright sought to create buildings that would open up possibilities. With the Guggenheim, he created a “temple of spirit" that has served as...
The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat

The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat

The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat: “I’m really excited about the new works that I made for this show … Having to use my entire body and mind to make the work was really exhilarating.”—Simone Leigh, winner of the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize. See her solo exhibition through ...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-05-31 17:22

“Visiting the Guggenheim was a very unique experience for me. As I made my way down the ramp, I found myself simultaneously drawn between the art that surrounded me and the central oculus. Observing visitors move through the museum became as much a part of the experience to me as the art.”—Gugg vi...
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Video 2019-05-09 19:31

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Video 2019-05-09 19:31

“An elegant and profound retrospective"—Financial Times. The first phase of “Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now,” on view through July 10, brings together over 80 works from the Guggenheim’s rich collection of Robert Mapplethorpe holdings, including the artist’s early Polaroids, ...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-05-08 23:34

Did you #GuessTheArtist correctly? Here’s the full view of Hank Willis Thomas’s “Bleach and Glow” (1975/2008).


In his photographic series “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America” (2005–08), Thomas took mostly magazine ads of African Americans starting in 196...
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In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ