En 1939, le Guggenheim ouvrait son premier espace galerie dans une ancienne salle d'exposition automobile de la 54ème rue.
75 ans plus tard, le Guggenheim est à New-York, Venise, Bilbao et bientôt à Abu Dhabi.
Clog raconte son histoire.
Les textes sont en anglais.
In 1939 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation opened its
first gallery space—the Museum of Non-Objective Painting—in a former Manhattan
automobile showroom on East 54th Street.
Seventy-five years later, the Guggenheim Foundation operates
museums in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and soon, Abu Dhabi. Until relatively
recently, additional Guggenheims could be found in Berlin, Las Vegas, and
downtown New York. Designed by some of the world's most prominent architects,
these museums have often been distinguished as much by their architecture as by
the art displayed within. They have also sparked debates ranging from the
intrusiveness of architecture in an art museum to the ability of a single
building to transform an entire city.
The Guggenheim has transcended the conventional art museum
to simultaneously become art collection, international constellation of
architectural icons, and brand. And with the open design competition for the
proposed Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki currently underway, the Guggenheim's
particularly powerful expansion-minded vigor shows no signs of diminishing.