For "Tales of Our Time", Yangjiang Group created a series of tea tastings, blending art with everyday experience. "Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken" takes place from 1:30 to 5:45 pm every Wednesday through March 8, and is free with admission.

Tea and Peace at the Guggenheim

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Painter Robert Motherwell was born on this day in 1915. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, it made a lasting impression on the artist that led him to create his "Elegies to the Spanish Republic" series. Consisting of more than 200 paintings, they stand as majestic commemorations of human suffering and as abstract, poetic symbols for the inescapable cycle of life and death. Learn more: [...
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"There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another."—Édouard Manet, born today in 1832. "Before the Mirror" (1876) exemplifies Manet’s use of seemingly improvised, facile brushstrokes that emphasize the two-dimensionality of the canvas while simultaneously defining form and space. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Thank you to our community in New York and around the world who have taken part in Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree” by sharing their wishes for the future. These wishes will become part of Ono’s “Imagine Peace Tower” in Reykjavik, Iceland. Says the artist, “I hope ‘Imagine Peace Tower’ will give light to the strong wishes of world peace from all corners of the planet." #wishtree

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Avant-garde artist Francis Picabia was born on this day in 1879. A comprehensive survey of Picabia's work is currently on view at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. From our collection, enjoy "Very Rare Picture on the Earth (Très rare tableau sur la terre)" (1915). Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Happy birthday Jeff Koons—His monumental floral sculpture of a West Highland terrier, "Puppy", has stood guard at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao since 1997: [ Gu.gg Link ]

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Yoko Ono began her “Wish Tree” series in 1996. Since then, the artist's “Wish Trees” have been filled with more than a million wishes in cities around the world. We invite you to visit us this weekend to share your own wish for the future on Ono’s newest “Wish Tree,” or share your wishes in the comments below. #wishtree
A peaceful wish for the future found today on Yoko Ono's "Wish Tree" in front of the Guggenheim Museum.

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"As a new mom, I love sharing my favorite places with my daughter and the Guggenheim is one of our frequent stops. She loves to gaze up at Frank Lloyd Wright's magical architecture."—Guggenheim visitor Jasmine #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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We will be open tomorrow, January 20, as we are every Friday. In a spirit of community and in keeping with our founding belief that art can influence human behavior and open peoples’ eyes and minds, we will be “planting” a temporary installation of Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree” outside the museum January 20–22. We invite you to participate by writing your wishes for the future and hanging them on the...
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"Art is a harmony parallel with nature"—Paul Cézanne, born on this day in 1839. Discover "The Neighborhood of Jas de Bouffan" (1885-87), and more of his work in our online collection gallery: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Happy birthday Cindy Sherman! "Untitled, #112" (1982) is one of the artist's early color photographs, and also one of the first images in which the artist portrays a more masculine identity. Learn more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Happy #MuseumSelfie Day! Share with us your Guggenheim selfie taken at any of our museums worldwide (New York, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection).

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Discover the artists unique perspective on the remnants of China's past, and learn about her installation "Kū Lüè Er" (2016), on view through March 10. Watch more: [ Gu.gg Link ]
Tickets on sale now for the 2017 Young Collectors Party on March 9! Celebrate with us the 20th anniversary of the YCC as artist Ryan McNamara presents a new DJ set of dance music, along with performative interventions by Kim Brandt, FlucT, Sam Roeck, and Quenton Stuckey.

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The museum is open today, 10am—5:45pm. On view: Tales of Our Time, works from the Guggenheim's collection including Kandinsky, and more: [ Gu.gg Link ]

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Happy Birthday to Andreas Gursky, whose immersive, large-scale color photographs have depicted landscapes, archaeological sites, and throngs of people congregated in a variety of contrasting sites from raves to the stock exchange. Teasing an eccentric geometry out of each of his subjects, Gursky reorders the world according to his own visual logic, accumulating endless tiny details to offer a...
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Tales of Our Time is "a dynamic and tightly curated exhibition...with room to laugh, rest, and think."—via Hyperallergic

New Art from China Renders Local Histories Fantastic, Futuristic, and Bloody

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"To me, the Guggenheim is a place of beauty."—Guggenheim visitor Yi #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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The Guggenheim's rotunda gets a makeover beginning today in preparation for the upcoming exhibition "Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim." Some galleries are closed and admission is reduced until museum ramps reopen on February 10. Take advantage of reduced admission to see "Tales of Our Time" featuring Sun Xun's "Mythological Time" (2016), and works from the Guggenheim's collection....
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