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In 2008 new sections were added for the major subcollections and acquisitions, such as the Thannhauser and Panza collections, providing a survey of the growth of the Guggenheim’s holdings from its inception in 1937.    The collection online encompasses both the classic and the new—from the Guggenheim's earliest work, an 1867 landscape by Camille Pissarro, through acquisitions from the past decade, such as Matthew Barney’s Chrysler Imperial, 2002—striking a balance that reflects the dynamic tenor of the institution as a whole.

While the website will ultimately provide a searchable database of the full collection of the Guggenheim Foundation, it currently represents only a selection from the museum’s overall holdings. For information on the Guggenheim's complete collection of a particular artist, for information on other artists in the collection not presently represented on the website, or for general queries about works in the collection, researchers are encouraged to contact the curatorial department. You may email or send a letter to the following address:

c/o Curatorial Department
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Suggested Readings

For more information on the Guggenheim collection and its history, the following publications may be of interest:

The Guggenheim Collection (ex. cat.), Kunst- und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn and Kunstmueum Bonn. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2006

Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collection (ex. cat.), New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2004

Guggenheim Museum Collection: A to Z. 2nd, revised edn. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2001

The Art of this Century: The Guggenheim Museum and its Collection. New York, 1993:
reprinted 2001 (out of print)

Handbook: The Guggenheim Museum Collection 1900-1980, 1984

The Guggenheim Museum Collection: Paintings 1880-1945. 2 vols, 1976




Sackler Center

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.

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