Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The global network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997), the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin (1997–2013), and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi currently in development. Each constituent museum unites distinguished architecture with great artworks, a tradition that has become a Guggenheim hallmark. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum.
Themes & Variations: The Empire of Light is the fourth edition of the innovative exhibition series first conceived in 2002 by Luca Massimo Barbero that offers visitors fresh perceptions of the museum’s collections by putting them in dialogue with works by more contemporary artists from other collections.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is engaged in ongoing, serious discussions with our most senior colleagues in Abu Dhabi regarding the issues of workers’ rights.
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The permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum constitutes the very core of the institution.
MAP Global Art
Explore works by 22 artists and collectives featured in No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.