Instantly hailed as the most important structure of its time, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has celebrated more than a decade of extraordinary success. With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its credit, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has changed the way people think about museums, and it continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting.
Celebrating the first period of partnership between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections presents an ambitious overview of the combined holdings of the Guggenheim institutions and traces the evolution of the Bilbao collection from inception to present day.
The Guggenheim Bilbao’s collection spans from the mid-20th century to the present day, concentrating on postwar painting and sculpture in America and Europe. The collection includes key works by significant artists including Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Gilbert & George, and Richard Serra.