The new Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, the 450,000-square-foot museum will house its own major modern and contemporary art collection and present special exhibitions that will include works from the Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive collection. The museum, the largest Guggenheim in the world, will have global art, exhibitions, and education programs with particular focus on Middle Eastern contemporary art. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi joins other leading international cultural institutions in the unprecedented creation of a vibrant cultural destination for visitors from around the world.
Just 500 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is poised to become a truly special place. The 27-square-kilometer natural island will be a destination experience of rich depth and diversity, uncommon in our modern world. More
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From November 20–23, 2013, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series was presented as part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Art, an annual platform for modern and contemporary art and design held in Abu Dhabi. The program of artist conversations, talks, and screenings explored key ideas informing the curatorial vision of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.