Karole Vail

Associate Curator

Guggenheim curator since 1997

Karole Vail graduated from Durham University, England, and also studied at the New Academy for Art Studies in London. Her exhibitions include Peggy Guggenheim: A Centennial Celebration, Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, as well as From Berlin to New York: Karl Nierendorf and the Guggenheim. She has also collaborated on and coordinated Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections; Boccioni’s Materia: A Futurist Masterpiece and the Avant-garde in Milan and Paris; Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints; Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York; Solomon’s Gift: The Founding Collection of the Guggenheim, 1937–1949; Richard Pousette-Dart; and Kandinsky.

She is the editor and coauthor of The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Hilla von Rebay


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