"Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world”—Pierre-Auguste Renoir, born today in 1841. Experience Renoir's work "Woman with Parrot" (1871), on view in Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
To our followers in Venice—The Peggy Guggenheim Collection's newest exhibition “Rita Kernn-Larsen. Surrealist Paintings", is now on view through June 26. Exhibited in the museum's new Project Rooms, this is the first important presentation of Kernn-Larsen's Surrealist period outside of her native Scandinavia, since her 1938 solo exhibition at Guggenheim Jeune, organized by Peggy Guggenheim....
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Curator Xiaoyu Weng is taking over the Guggenheim Instagram account today to give you insight into her role as co-curator of Tales of Our Time. Tune in: [ Gu.gg Link ]
In 1943, Solomon Guggenheim and Hilla Rebay commissioned architect Frank Lloyd Wright to create a “temple to the spirit of art”, which opened to the public in 1959, ten years after Guggenheim’s death. Toward the end of his life, Guggenheim said of the project that he never regretted his “intuitive decision nor my great faith in this [nonobjective] Art.” #TBT
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"A painted surface is a real, living form."—Kazimir Malevich, born today in 1878. His work “Untitled” (1916) is currently on view in Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim alongside 170+ other masterworks from the Guggenheim collection. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Tickets to Art After Dark on March 3 are now on sale! Enjoy an after-hours private viewing of current exhibitions, along with a live DJ set. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]

Photo: Scott Rudd
The Guggenheim honors #BlackHistoryMonth with a look at recent exhibitions and acquisition of works by African-American artists—on our blog, curator Katherine Brinson speaks with artist Kevin Beasley about "Strange Fruit (Pair 1)" and "Strange Fruit (Pair 2)", commissioned in 2014 for the museum's permanent collection.

Artist Kevin Beasley on Installing His Work at the Guggenheim

Immerse your child in our current exhibitions through our Spring Break Camp sessions starting on March 20 and April 10. Led by museum educators, each session includes guided gallery explorations and hands-on workshops, providing an unforgettable experience for 8-11 year olds.

Spring Break Camp at the Guggenheim

"Anicka Yi’s art provokes intense desire; one wants to touch it and smell it."—via T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Learn more about the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize winner, whose exhibition opens at the Guggenheim April 21.

Anicka Yi Is Inventing a New Kind of Conceptual Art

The museum is open today, 10am—5:45pm. On view: Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, and more: [ Gu.gg Link ]

Photo: Christine Butler
Lucio Fontana, born on this day in 1899, was among the artists included in our 2014 exhibition Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950’s-60’s. The exhibition centered on an international network of artists who aspired to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II. Fontana’s bronze “Spatial Concept: Nature” sculptures exemplify one aspect of his diverse sculptural practice that...
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Sculptor Constantin Brancusi was born today in 1876, and his work “Maiastra” (1912) is currently on view in Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim. Brancusi’s work is installed alongside other masterworks from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim—niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim and a fervent collector of modern art. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]

Photo: David Heald
Make your way along the spiral ramps of the Guggenheim and pass through the keyhole-shaped entryway on Ramp 2 to take a quiet moment to enjoy the Aye Simon Reading Room. #LibraryLoversMonth

The Aye Simon Reading Room

From January 20 to 22 this year, visitors to the Guggenheim Museum and passersby on Fifth Avenue were invited to write wishes for the future and hang them on the branches of Yoko Ono’s "Wish Tree", which was placed outside the building. During a period of uncertainty and unrest and at an inflection point in US history, the tree was installed in a spirit of community, inclusivity, and freedom...
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Participants Respond to Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree”

"It was my first time visiting, I loved the artwork and architecture, and really enjoyed my experience."—Guggenheim visitor Nector.

From our archives—audio tracks from the 1960s by former Guggenheim Director Thomas Messer shed light on the museum's collection.

Guggenheim archives—1960s Talks by Thomas Messer

March 7 & 8—Experience "Hypnotic Show" by Raimundas Malašauskas and Marcos Lutyens, an intimate experiment in cognitive exhibition making through art and hypnosis.

Tales of Our Time: Hypnotic Show

To our followers in Bilbao, Spain—Museo Guggenheim Bilbao's newest exhibition "Abstract Expressionism," on view through June 4, brings together more than 130 works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, and more. This exhibition sheds light on Abstract Expressionism, a diverse, complex, and multifaceted phenomenon, often erroneously viewed as a...
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In 1929, Solomon Guggenheim met Vasily Kandinsky while he was teaching at the Bauhaus, and purchased “Composition 8” (1923). Guggenheim went on to collect more than 150 of Kandinsky’s works. The aesthetic vision of a pure, painterly abstraction served as the catalyst for the formation of a remarkable collection that has grown to include a deep and broad assembly of modern and contemporary...
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The Guggenheim honors #BlackHistoryMonth with a look at recent exhibitions and acquisition of works by African-American artists—watch an interview with Carrie Mae Weems about her 2006 series "Roaming", large-scale black and white photographs depicting the artist standing before monumental architecture, featured in her 2014 retrospective at the Guggenheim.

Challenging the Edifice—Carrie Mae Weems Discusses Her Series Roaming