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.
The Guggenheim's Helsinki Concept and Development Study is well underway. This project update, the first to be issued since the project was announced in January 2011, offers information about what the study entails and who is involved.
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory that will travel to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for urban life.
As part of a larger institutional rebranding, a new, brighter web palette of colors has been introduced as well as a new black-and-white logo treatment.
On May 3, the Webby Awards announced that YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video won a Webby for Best Event/Live Webast, as well as People's Voice awards in three categories: Best Web/Art, Best Web/Events, and Best Event/Live Webcast.
Learning Through Art (LTA), the Guggenheim's artist-residency program which is in its 40th year, has re-launched its website. The program cultivates student creativity by designing sustained, process-oriented art projects that support learning across the curriculum.
Plan Your Visit
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Hours & Ticketing
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Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $14
Children under 12 Free
Multimedia guides are free with admission.
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