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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-31 14:01

A pioneer of contemporary abstraction for more than five decades, Samia Halaby uses painting to reflect the principles of motion in nature. In “Yellow Spiral” (1970), the artist translates the sheen of metallic surfaces onto the two-dimensional picture plane, capturing the dynamic and illu...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-29 15:04

Gugg staff photo: Indira, Curatorial Assistant, Collections—"Growing up in New York and living here as an art history student, I spent a lot of time on Museum Mile. I couldn’t begin to count how many times I’ve walked that stretch of Fifth Avenue, but there was something about the...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-27 17:50

Working in performance, photography, sculpture and installation, Baseera Khan explores issues of race, gender, migration, and cultural heritage. “Acoustic Sound Blankets” (2017) are comprised of thick, black, sound and light absorbing fabric with a small circular hole cut in the ...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-25 19:58

#MapplethorpeMondays—Robert Mapplethorpe’s reputation as an exceptional portraitist was of central importance to his career. While the artist’s portraits of socialites helped him subsidize the more experimental parts of his practice, his photographs of fellow artists enabled him to make connecti...

Conversation: Baseera Khan and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (2018)

Weekend listening—artist Baseera Khan and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor in chief of MuslimGirl, discuss feminism and Muslim identities, moderated by Guggenheim Assistant Curator Ylinka Barotto. #MuslimWomensDay
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In the 30 years since his death, Robert Mapplethorpe has become a cultural icon. One of the most critically acclaimed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, he is widely known for daring imagery that deliberately transgresses social mores, and for the censorship debates that trans...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-20 19:42

Celebrate the first day of spring with Hilma af Klint’s “Group II, The Eros Series, No. 5” (1907), on view in “Hilma af Klint: Paintings of the Future.” Plan your visit: https://gu.gg/2OqAuVM

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-18 19:58

#MapplethorpeMondays—Robert Mapplethorpe met Patti Smith in 1967, and their lives became intertwined. The pair embarked on a lifelong relationship, first as lovers and then as friends and frequent collaborators, each having a profound impact on the formation of the other’s artistic identity....

Art After Dark with DJs Moniki and Quiana Parks

Last Friday night, Guggenheim members and guests kicked off the weekend at Art After Dark, enjoying the museum after-hours and beats by DJs Moniki and Quiana Parks. RSVP for the next event on July 26: https://gu.gg/2OgiZVW


Photos: Ben Hider

Colorful Ephemera and an Early Portrait of Sonia Delaunay

Weekend reading—a striking portrait of artist Sonia Delaunay, cofounder of the art movement Orphism with husband and collaborator Robert Delaunay, is just one of the treasures found in her Artist’s File in the Guggenheim’s archives. #WomensHistoryMonth

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2019-03-15 15:02

“Whenever I’m on my way to visit the Guggenheim, I start to feel the magic from a few blocks away. The artworks inside are always captivating but the experience of the building, both inside and out, stays with me forever.”—Gugg visitor Brandon Sines #FrankLloydWrightFridays
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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