The Collection Online

The Collection Online features an expanding selection of artworks from the Guggenheim’s extensive holdings. For more information about the scope of the site and for further resources on the collection, please click here.

The Guggenheim collection online premiered in 2001 with a selection of works of art from the New York museum's holdings. Since then, it has expanded to include not only a greater representation of New York’s extensive collection but also highlights from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and works commissioned for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. In 2008 new sections were added for the major sub-collections and acquisitions, such as the Thannhauser and Panza collections, providing a survey of the growth of the Guggenheim’s holdings from its inception in 1937.

The collection online encompasses both the classic and the new—from the Guggenheim's earliest work, an 1867 landscape by Camille Pissarro, through acquisitions from the past decade, such as Matthew Barney’s Chrysler Imperial, 2002—striking a balance that reflects the dynamic tenor of the institution as a whole.

While the website will ultimately provide a searchable database of the full collection of the Guggenheim Foundation, it currently represents only a selection from the museum’s overall holdings. For information on the Guggenheim's complete collection of a particular artist, for information on other artists in the collection not presently represented on the website, or for general queries about works in the collection, researchers are encouraged to contact the curatorial department. You may email or send a letter to the following address:

c/o Curatorial Department
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Suggested Readings

For more information on the Guggenheim collection and its history, the following publications may be of interest:

[books in print hyperlinked to store; please feel free to add any other SRGF collection-related publications]

Barnett, Vivian Endicott, Handbook: The Guggenheim Museum Collection 1900–1980, 1984

Rudenstine, Angelica Zander. The Guggenheim Museum Collection: Paintings 1880–1945. 2 vols, 1976.The Guggenheim Collection (ex. cat.), Kunst- und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn and Kunstmueum Bonn. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2006.

Spector, Nancy. Guggenheim Museum Collection: A to Z. 2nd, revised ed. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2001.

Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collection (ex. cat.), New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2004.

The Art of this Century: The Guggenheim Museum and its Collection. New York, 1993:
reprinted 2001. (out of print)

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