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Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim

Agnieszka Kurant, Phantom Library, 2011–12 (detail). 112 artist-made books on shelf, 30 x 495 x 20 cm overall, edition 3/3. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Collectors Council with additional funds contributed by Michael Lee, Sihien Goh, and Stephen Javaras, 2014 © Agnieszka Kurant. Photo: Jean Vong. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim

Bringing together over one hundred works from the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection, this group exhibition examines how artists today forge new paradigms for storytelling through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance. On display in the rotunda, the works—most made after 2005—move beyond conventional plot, character, and mise-en-scène to engage diverse histories embedded in mundane materials and found objects.

Doris Salcedo,<em> Plegaria Muda</em> (detail), 2008–10. Wood, concrete, earth, and grass in 122 parts, dimensions variable. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda (detail), 2008–10. Wood, concrete, earth, and grass in 122 parts, dimensions variable. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York

Doris Salcedo

This retrospective surveys the searing, deeply poetic work of Doris Salcedo, featuring the artist’s most significant series from the late 1980s to the present, as well as a video documenting her remarkable site-specific public projects and architectural interventions.

Kandinsky Gallery

Vasily Kandinsky, Improvisation 28 (second version) (Improvisation 28 [zweite Fassung]), 1912. Oil on canvas, 111.4 x 162.1 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift 37.239. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Kandinsky Gallery

A pioneer of abstract art and eminent aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944) broke new ground in painting during the first decades of the twentieth century. Perhaps more than any other twentieth-century painter, Kandinsky has been linked to the history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Frank Lloyd Wright and David Henken reviewing architectural drawings for the pavilion, 1953. Photo: © Pedro E. Guerrero

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion

This presentation, composed of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to the first Frank Lloyd Wright–designed structures in New York City.

Paul Cézanne, Still Life: Flask, Glass, and Jug (Fiasque, verre et poterie), 1877

Paul Cézanne, Still Life: Flask, Glass, and Jug (Fiasque, verre et poterie), 1877. Oil on canvas, 18 x 21 3/4 inches (45.7 x 55.3 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.3

Thannhauser Collection

Ongoing

Justin K. Thannhauser was the son of renowned art dealer Heinrich Thannhauser, who founded the Galerie Moderne in Munich in 1909. From an early age, Thannhauser worked with his father, building an impressive program of exhibitions of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and the art of the contemporary French and German avant-gardes. The Thannhausers’ commitment to promoting artistic progress paralleled the vision of Solomon R. Guggenheim. In recognition of this shared spirit, Justin Thannhauser ultimately bequeathed a significant portion of his art collection—including masterpieces by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, and van Gogh—which is on view in a dedicated gallery, to the Guggenheim Museum.

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