Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, digital renderingGuggenheim 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.

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Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—Filled with the Brilliance of Life, 2011. Mirror-paneled installation with LED lights and water, Edition 2/3, 300 x 617.5 x 645.5 cm. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be a preeminent platform for contemporary art and culture that presents the most important artistic achievements of our time. More


Installation view: Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, November 5, 2014–March 26, 2015. Photo: Erik and Petra Hesmerg, courtesy Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority

Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection introduced the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s curatorial vision through a theme-based collection presentation.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, digital rendering

Abu Dhabi

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Elizabeth Peyton, Keith (From Gimme Shelter), 2004

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