Hilla Rebay Foundation Grant

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Hilla von Rebay, ca. 1931

Hilla von Rebay, ca. 1931. Hilla von Rebay Foundation Archive. M0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY

The Guggenheim Archives Wins a Grant from the Hilla von Rebay Foundation

The Hilla von Rebay Foundation was established in 1967 with the aim of fostering, promoting, and encouraging the interest of the public in nonobjective art. In 2008, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives received a grant from the Hilla von Rebay Foundation to arrange, describe, and selectively digitize the Hilla von Rebay Foundation Archive.

The Hilla von Rebay Foundation Archive spans the years 1894–1997 and consists of 101 cubic feet of records created or collected by Hilla Rebay and/or the Hilla von Rebay Foundation. The collection reflects Rebay’s work as an artist as well as her tenure as the first director of the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, which became the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1952. Highlights of the collection includes both personal and professional correspondence, such as correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright; photographs of Rebay and her associates and friends, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim family; and Rebay’s scrapbooks, illustrating exhibition histories.

The collection listing can be viewed online. Select records in the collection are digitized. To view digitized records, scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the toggle button to open the folder list. Items that have been digitized will display as links. Digitized highlights include Rebay’s Christmas cards and writings on nonobjective art.

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