On View at the Guggenheim Museum This Summer


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Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
June 8–September 12, 2012

This exhibition explores contemporary trends in abstraction in the decade before the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building opened in 1959. Alternately embracing artistic freedom and gesture-based styles, nontraditional materials and counter-cultural references, artists in the post–World War II era pioneered such influential developments as Abstract Expressionism, Art Brut, Cobra, and Art Informel. Through nearly 100 works by approximately 70 artists including Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Asger Jorn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tapies, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others, this collection-based exhibition explores the affinities and differences between artists working continents apart in a period of great transition and rapid creative development. The exhibition is organized by Tracey Bashkoff, Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Collections and Provenance.

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
June 29–October 3, 2012

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective is the first U.S. midcareer survey of this important Dutch artist’s work in photography and video. This comprehensive retrospective features Dijkstra’s celebrated Beach Portraits and other early works such as the photographs of new mothers and bullfighters, together with selections from her later work, including her most recent video installations. Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective is curated by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator, Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is accompanied by the most comprehensive monograph on the artist’s work to date.

stillspotting nyc: staten island

July 14–15, 21–22, 28–29, Aug 4–5, 2012

For the fourth edition of stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the Guggenheim’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the city’s five boroughs, visitors will take an audio walking tour along the Staten Island waterfront that braids fact with fantasy on a journey of land and water, silence and sound. For hours, admission, and location of this off-site exhibition, visit stillspotting.guggenheim.org.

Picasso Black and White

October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso’s career. Surveying the Spanish master’s oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 110 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist’s unique vision throughout his whole body of work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lives, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso’s last years. The exhibition will include significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family and estate; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Admission: Beginning June 8, adults $22, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. Admission includes an audio tour with highlights of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and building available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Museum Hours: Sun–Wed, 10 am–5:45 pm; Fri, 10 am–5:45 pm; Sat, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. Extended hours from 10 am–7:45 pm will be offered on Sun, June 24 and Mon, June 25. For general information call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at:


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May 24, 2012

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