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Guggenheim Museum
Happy birthday to Robert Delaunay, born today in 1885. From our collection, "Red Eiffel Tower"
Happy birthday to French painter #RobertDelaunay, born today in 1885, in Paris. Delaunay painted his first Eiffel Tower in 1909 and would make it the subject of at least thirty works over the course of his career, many of which are in the Guggenheim collection, including "Red Eiffel Tower (La tour r
#OnKawara Image of the Day: APR 12 1971. New York. From I Went, 1968–79.
#OnKawara Image of the Day: Installation view of "Everyday Meditation" in On Kawara—Silence:
"An organic building knows no division between concept, execution, and purpose." #FrankLloydWrightFridays
"An organic building knows no division between concept, execution, and purpose. No details (not even the smallest) can be interjected or interfered with without marring the peace and quiet of the whole concept, execution, and purpose. You could take this in, in a painting. Why then are you unable to
See mirror works and drawings by Iranian artist #Monir on view now through June 3:
Inspired by #Monir, we looked at artists in the Guggenheim collection who use mirrors in art:
Because they reproduce the viewer’s own image, mirrors and their surface are a powerfully engaging material for art. On, inspired by our current exhibition of mirror works by the Iranian artist #Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, we took at look at other artists in the Guggenheim c
American painter #KennethNoland was born on this day in 1924. A key figure of postwar abstract painting, Noland explored the essential qualities of color and surface throughout a career that spanned six decades. The Guggenheim hosted the artist's first retrospective in 1977, including "Trans Shift"
The Guggenheim hosted #KennethNoland's first retrospective in 1977. Explore the catalogue:
Painter #KennethNoland was born today in 1924. "Trans Shift" from the Guggenheim collection:
For the project "Pure Consciousness" (1998– ), a selection of #OnKawara's Date Paintings are installed in kindergarten classrooms around the world, including this installation view from a classroom in Brooklyn, New York, 1997. No explanation is given for the appearance of the paintings, nor are the
#OnKawara Image of the Day—Installation view: Pure Consciousness (1998– ), Brooklyn, NY, 1997:
#TBT Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's 2009 light installation inspired by #Kandinsky's "Yellow Sound"
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In honor of #RareBookWeek, dive into @yokoono's 1964 artist book "Grapefruit" in our library:
In celebration of NYC Rare Book Week, visit to dive into the pages of our first-edition "Grapefruit" by Yoko Ono (@yokoonoofficial) from the Guggenheim Library, hand-lettered by the artist herself. Originally published in 1964 and now one of the best early examples of conceptual
Explore our interactive time line on the design and construction of the Guggenheim, 1943-1959:
Remembering #FrankLloydWright who passed away today in 1959, 6 months before the Guggenheim opened to the public.
Remembering architect #FrankLloydWright who passed away on this day in 1959, just six months before the Guggenheim Museum opened to the public in October 1959. This photograph of Wright on a balcony of our Monitor building by William H. Short documents his final visit to the Guggenheim site. The des
#OnKawara Image of the Day: APR. 9, 1989. From Today, 1966-2013:
Why did #OnKawara create three large date paintings during the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission?
#OnKawara created three large date paintings during the time of the Apollo 11 lunar mission in 1969, known as the “Moon Landing” paintings. They are larger than most of the other paintings; grouped together, they are accompanied by boxes containing newspapers from the dates in question. If the year