Hilla Rebay Visits the Met

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Not much in known for certain about this film. Possibly filmed by Solomon R. Guggenheim circa 1941, it features Hilla Rebay on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rebay met the Guggenheims in the late 1920s while visiting the United States. The relationship developed and by the mid-1930s Rebay was Solomon's art advisor, becoming an integral force behind the founding of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In 1939, the Foundation opened the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (precursor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) and at the time of this film Rebay was its sole curator.