Asian Art Initiative
Supporting Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum
In 2006, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation appointed Alexandra Munroe as its first Senior Curator of Asian Art. The appointment furthers the Guggenheim’s commitment to Asia as a vital area of curatorial expertise, program activity, and cultural exchange.
Alexandra engaged a small team of specialists to support her efforts, including Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art. The mission of this new team is the integration of modern and contemporary Asian art into the Guggenheim’s collection, international exhibition program, and educational outreach.
The new Asian Art Program has several exciting initiatives underway.
- Extraordinary trips to Asia for museum patrons.
- The Guggenheim is actively acquiring works by leading Asian artists through purchases and gifts. Several of these works are featured on this Web site.
- In 2009, the Guggenheim celebrates the 50th anniversary of its landmark building on Fifth Avenue with a major exhibition reviewing the impact of Asian art and philosophy on American art since 1900.
Charter supporters of the Asian Art Program at the Guggenheim will benefit from the museum’s celebrated patrons’ programs with an Asian twist. A new Asian Art Advisory Board will initiate funding and development of the Asian Art program. An invitation-only group, its members will participate in strategic and intellectual discussions throughout the year and at an annual symposium featuring artists, scholars, curators, and collectors.
Individuals and families excited by the Asian Art Program’s mission are invited to join the Asian Art Circle within one of the Guggenheim’s existing support groups. The museum offers several events throughout the year specifically designed for the Asian Art Circle. In addition, travel programs in Asia are available subject to contributing to the museum at the requested level.
Executive Director of Individual Development
Tel: 212 423 3533
A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion
July 27, 2012–Ongoing
This presentation, comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to the first Frank Lloyd Wright–designed structures in New York City.
Works & Process
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