The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches today with the opening of its first mobile structure in Manhattan's East Village. This public space—part urban think tank, part gathering space, part community center—offers free programs and events for visitors to explore the challenges and opportunities of today's cities.
For the exhibition Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity, the Guggenheim has produced a special exhibition site charting Lee Ufan’s creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical terrain that has radically expanded the possibilities for painting and sculpture since the 1960s.
The go-to resource for information and updates about the Lab, the website includes behind-the-scenes videos, vision statements from the Lab Advisory Committee, profiles of the Lab Team New York, a calendar of events, and more.
Installation of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, to open in lower Manhattan on August 3, has officially commenced. After several weeks of logistics and site preparation in early June, July 2 marked the raising of the Lab superstructure.
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles awarded Andre Kikoski Architect a Jury Award for its design of the Guggenheim's fine-dining restaurant the Wright.
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, issued a statement following news reports of Ai Weiwei’s release on June 22.
The Guggenheim Museum recently acquired three seminal works by artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan. The two sculptures and one painting come into the collection on the eve of this summer's retrospective Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity and are generous gifts of Lisson Gallery, London; Kukje Gallery, Seoul; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; and The Pace Gallery, New York, in honor of the artist.
Taking place on Tuesday, June 14, from 6 to 9 pm, the mile-long block party and visual art celebration offers an array of performances and outdoor activities from 82nd to 105th Street, as well as free museum admission.
For the second consecutive year, the Guggenheim has joined with Blue Star Museums, a nationwide program that includes over 1,000 museums across America, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
The project was highlighted at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, one of the major non-film events at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which celebrated progress from unexpected and untraditional places.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
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