The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Architecture TourMay 2010
Since it opened to the public in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building has provoked curiosity, admiration, exaltation, and even scorn. Every year, over one million visitors come not only to view world-class art, but to experience first-hand the landmark building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. On the occasion of the museum’s 50th Anniversary, we have developed the Guggenheim Architecture Tour. In this video available for download, you'll see unique and historic images, and hear artists, architects, curators, and historians describe why Wright’s building elicits such powerful reactions and what makes it—in the eyes of many—an architectural masterpiece.
Download chapters 1–14 of the podcast in iTunes or copy and paste this URL into your preferred subscription software:
Everything is MuseumFebruary 2008
latest Guggenheim Museum podcast focuses on Cai Guo-Qiang's Everything Is Museum, a series of contemporary art
installations in nontraditional sites such as military bunkers and under
bridges. Concurrent with the Guggenheim retrospective Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe, the artist curated an exhibition in
the Sackler Center for Arts Education on the series, with contributions
from Kiki Smith, Norman Foster, and members of the museum-going public.
Hear from Cai Guo-Qiang, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Director
Thomas Krens, and contributing artists Jennifer Wen Ma and Tan Dun about
the Everything Is Museum series, the Sackler Center
exhibition, and the role of museums in the global cultural landscape.
Gallery GuidesJanuary 2008
This podcast takes listeners behind the scenes of the museum's Gallery Guide program, an innovative position that combines museum educators with security personnel. Gallery Guides facilitate discussions about art while protecting the work on display. Hear from Maria Celi, director of visitor services; Georgia Krantz, education program manager; Steve Ursell, director of security; and several gallery guides as to why the program creates a more dynamic, interactive museum experience.
The Gallery Guide program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Listen to the Verbal Description guide to Picasso’s Woman Ironing and other works in the Thannhauser Collection. Verbal Description uses precise, evocative language to convey the visual appearance of art.