In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a museum to exhibit and preserve his holdings of nonobjective art. Subsequent bequests increased the collection, to include abstract and Surrealist painting and sculpture, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern masterpieces; and vast holdings of European and American Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, Environmental, and Conceptual art.
The collection today is a layered, international collection dating from the late 19th-century to the present. One gift - masterpieces by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh -- is on view in a dedicated gallery.
In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design a building to house the museum ... resulting in an iconic, ramped, inverted ziggurat.
80+/- works explore artistic production from an era of remarkable transformation in South Korea
100+ works by 28 artists explore the meaning of the semi-visible figure in art
Contemporary artists evolve traditional ideas, from 1960s and 1970s to today
Site-specific work transforms the rotunda with a display of scrolling texts
100+/- artworks in this major exhibition examine the vibrant abstract art of Orphism