Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum


Opening Date:
October 7, 2001

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum will be managed and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The two institutions are partners in an international alliance in which joint initiatives are undertaken and resources are shared to facilitate each institution's long-term goals. The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is under the patronage of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Dr. Mikhail E. Shwydkoi.

Museum Description:
The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum was conceived as a venue for the presentation of exhibitions based on the collections of the Guggenheim and Hermitage museums. All programming will be generated by the directors and curatorial staffs of the Guggenheim and Hermitage museums. Exhibitions will change approximately twice a year.


Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is located at the front of The Architecture: Venetian, adjacent to the main entrance lobby. Both the exterior and interior walls of the museum are made of Cor-Ten steel, a material with a velvety rusted surface evocative of the velvet-covered walls in the eighteenth-century classical galleries at the Hermitage. The severity and serenity of the steel façade—which can be seen from the Las Vegas Strip and will be strikingly prominent to visitors approaching the hotel—dramatically contrasts with the derivative faux architecture of the major hotels and casinos in the immediate area. On the interior, four symmetrical galleries—each measuring 1500-square-feet—will also have Cor-Ten steel walls, which will contrast with maple wood floors and ceilings. Natural light will enter the space from several points on the front perimeter of the building.

Opening Exhibition:
Masterpieces and Master Collectors: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings from the Hermitage and Guggenheim Museums. The inaugural exhibition at the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum presents 45 major examples of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern painting from these two world-renowned collections. The exhibition features signature artworks from the Guggenheim and Hermitage, including masterpieces by Cézanne, Chagall, Kandinsky, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, and van Gogh.

This exhibition is sponsored by INTERROS Holding Company.

Project Leadership:
Thomas Krens, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, The State Hermitage Museum

Museum Hours:
9 AM–11 PM, daily

Museum Admission:
$15 adults, $11 students, $7 children 6-12 (free for members and children under 6)

Public Information:
Telephone: (702) 414-2440
Telefax: (702) 414-2442

Advance Tickets:
Toll free 1-866-GUGGTIX (484-4849)

Museum Store:

Located within the museum.

Hours: 9 AM-11:30 PM daily


August 28, 2001

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Telephone: (212) 423-3840

Telefax: (212) 423-3787


Kurt Ouchida, Director of Communications

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino

Telephone: (702) 414-4335

Telefax: (702) 414-4884


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