Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions
Guggenheim curator since 2002
Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, has been a member of the senior curatorial staff since 2002. Before joining the Guggenheim, she was collections curator at the Menil Collection in Houston for 18 years. Davidson’s areas of research include Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop art, and she is a specialist on the art of Robert Rauschenberg. In addition to preparing exhibitions for the Guggenheim’s network of museums, she oversees the institution’s outgoing loans and collection management policies. Her most recent exhibitions and catalogues include: Robert Motherwell: Early Collages; John Chamberlain: Choices; Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts; Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation; No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper; Peggy and Kiesler: The Collector and the Visionary (The Story of Art of This Century); and American Pop Icons. She holds advanced degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
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.
Forbidden Knowledge: Ethics and Experimentation in Science and Art
Monday, April 13, 7:30 pm
Drawing on his experience of living in a Stone Age tribe in New Guinea, Dr. Robert Klitzman, discusses how cultures have balanced tensions between ethics and experimentation over time.