Curator of Twentieth-Century Art
Guggenheim curator since 1989
Carmen Giménez has been Curator of Twentieth-Century Art at the Guggenheim Museum since 1989. Her exhibitions of modern sculpture include Picasso and the Age of Iron; A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection; Richard Serra: Sculpture; Calder: Gravity and Grace; Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things; Richard Serra: The Matter of Time; and David Smith: A Centennial.
Giménez has also curated a number of exhibitions of modern and historical art, including The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection and Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History, both at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as Cy Twombly at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
During her years as Director of the National Center for Exhibitions for the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1984–89), she organized dozens of exhibitions and was also responsible for the transformation of an 18th-century former hospital in Madrid into the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which was instrumental in bringing modern and contemporary art into post-Franco Spain. In the early 1990s, she played an essential role in the development of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and beginning in 1997 she supervised the conversion of the Palacio de Buenavista in Malága into the Museo Picasso Málaga, which opened under her directorship in 2004.
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.
Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies
Fridays, August 8–September 26, 1 pm
Copresented with Cinema Tropical, this series constitutes a playful revision of some of Latin America's cinematic, cultural, political, and social tropes as shown through a mix of documentary, fiction, and experimental films.