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  • In his photographs Dawoud Bey (@dawoudbey) addresses issues of identity, representation, and social relationships, grounding larger cultural issues through portraits of individuals. Bey’s “Birmingham Project” (2012) responds to the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four African American girls were killed. Each diptych in the series features a portrait of a young subject who is the same age as one of the victims of the 1963 killings, paired with the picture of an adult at the age that the victim would have been in 2012. The juxtaposition of these portraits both collapses and expands time, evoking the lives denied by past violence, and suggesting the extent to which social attitudes toward race have—and have not—changed during the past 50 years. #BlackHistoryMonth 
Artwork: Dawoud Bey, “Wallace Simmons and Eric Allums” (2012)
#DawoudBey #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
  • In his photographs Dawoud Bey (@dawoudbey) addresses issues of identity, representation, and social relationships, grounding larger cultural issues through portraits of individuals. Bey’s “Birmingham Project” (2012) responds to the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four African American girls were killed. Each diptych in the series features a portrait of a young subject who is the same age as one of the victims of the 1963 killings, paired with the picture of an adult at the age that the victim would have been in 2012. The juxtaposition of these portraits both collapses and expands time, evoking the lives denied by past violence, and suggesting the extent to which social attitudes toward race have—and have not—changed during the past 50 years. #BlackHistoryMonth
    Artwork: Dawoud Bey, “Wallace Simmons and Eric Allums” (2012)
    #DawoudBey #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
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  • Gugg staff photo: Chiara (@shesthemannarino), 2018 Intern—“The spiral is fundamental to both nature and the soul. It is an intrinsically spiritual symbol and embodies the extensive capabilities of creativity, the powerful process of growth, and the limitless possibilities of love. The magic that happens within the Guggenheim's magnificent architecture is a catalyst for change, development, and humanity. It spirals the learning and compassion that takes place within its walls to places far beyond, inspiring transformations and progress that we desperately need in our world today.” #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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  • Gugg staff photo: Chiara (@shesthemannarino), 2018 Intern—“The spiral is fundamental to both nature and the soul. It is an intrinsically spiritual symbol and embodies the extensive capabilities of creativity, the powerful process of growth, and the limitless possibilities of love. The magic that happens within the Guggenheim's magnificent architecture is a catalyst for change, development, and humanity. It spirals the learning and compassion that takes place within its walls to places far beyond, inspiring transformations and progress that we desperately need in our world today.” #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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    #Guggenheim #FrankLloydWright #Architecture #NewYorkCity
  • 9,077 52 15 February, 2019
  • Tickets to #ArtAfterDark on Friday, March 15 are on sale! This event will feature a live DJ performance, cash bar, and an after-hours viewing of #HilmaAfKlint and #Mapplethorpe. Buy tickets at guggenheim.org/AADTickets.

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Photo: Ben Hider
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  • Tickets to #ArtAfterDark on Friday, March 15 are on sale! This event will feature a live DJ performance, cash bar, and an after-hours viewing of #HilmaAfKlint and #Mapplethorpe . Buy tickets at guggenheim.org/AADTickets.

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    Photo: Ben Hider
    #Guggenheim
  • 7,428 41 14 February, 2019

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  • Our staff and visitors are sharing their reflections on #HilmaAfKlint. How has af Klint’s work inspired you?

Guggenheim visitor Ariel (@artfullyawear)—“I always try to think about which wearable shape makes sense conceptually with the artwork, and I decided on a long, full skirt for my Hilma af Klint-inspired piece. Af Klint was born in 1862, and this is the type of skirt that would have been worn then, and for much of her lifetime. I also wanted to work on a garment related to femininity, since she was a female artist working during such a male dominated era.” Discover how Ariel made a painted garment inspired by #HilmaAfKlint in our Instagram Story. ⬆️ #Guggenheim

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Photo: Allison Chipak
  • Our staff and visitors are sharing their reflections on #HilmaAfKlint . How has af Klint’s work inspired you?

    Guggenheim visitor Ariel (@artfullyawear)—“I always try to think about which wearable shape makes sense conceptually with the artwork, and I decided on a long, full skirt for my Hilma af Klint-inspired piece. Af Klint was born in 1862, and this is the type of skirt that would have been worn then, and for much of her lifetime. I also wanted to work on a garment related to femininity, since she was a female artist working during such a male dominated era.” Discover how Ariel made a painted garment inspired by #HilmaAfKlint in our Instagram Story. ⬆️ #Guggenheim

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    Photo: Allison Chipak
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  • For the museum's #YvesKlein retrospective in 1982, a large section of the rotunda floor was covered with the material most closely associated with the artist: a powdery ultramarine pigment known as International Klein Blue (IKB). Klein claimed that IKB represented the physical manifestation of cosmic energy that, otherwise invisible, floats freely in the air. He used the pigment in paintings and sculptures, but also poured it in trays on the floor; this installation, executed with the authority of the International Klein Bureau, was unprecedented in scale.

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Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!
Photo: David Heald
#Guggenheim
  • For the museum's #YvesKlein retrospective in 1982, a large section of the rotunda floor was covered with the material most closely associated with the artist: a powdery ultramarine pigment known as International Klein Blue (IKB). Klein claimed that IKB represented the physical manifestation of cosmic energy that, otherwise invisible, floats freely in the air. He used the pigment in paintings and sculptures, but also poured it in trays on the floor; this installation, executed with the authority of the International Klein Bureau, was unprecedented in scale.

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    Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!
    Photo: David Heald
    #Guggenheim
  • 9,672 111 12 February, 2019

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  • Working in sculpture and sound, Kevin Beasley (@kevinmbeasley) explores the history of race and class in the United States in “Strange Fruit (Pair 1)” (2015). Within the open sonic environment of a museum gallery, this work, comprised of two athletic shoes, one merged with microphones, the other with speakers, offers an experience of intimacy, absorbing and reflecting the sound of the crowd at the scale of a personal conversation. Beasley compounds the technological interchange with additional layers of meaning, bringing to mind the urban phenomenon of shoes hanging from overhead wires or poles. At the same time, the work’s title refers to history of lynchings memorialized by Bronx school teacher Abel Meerepol in the 1937 protest song “Strange Fruit.” #BlackHistoryMonth 
Photo: David Heald
#KevinBeasley #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
  • Working in sculpture and sound, Kevin Beasley (@kevinmbeasley) explores the history of race and class in the United States in “Strange Fruit (Pair 1)” (2015). Within the open sonic environment of a museum gallery, this work, comprised of two athletic shoes, one merged with microphones, the other with speakers, offers an experience of intimacy, absorbing and reflecting the sound of the crowd at the scale of a personal conversation. Beasley compounds the technological interchange with additional layers of meaning, bringing to mind the urban phenomenon of shoes hanging from overhead wires or poles. At the same time, the work’s title refers to history of lynchings memorialized by Bronx school teacher Abel Meerepol in the 1937 protest song “Strange Fruit.” #BlackHistoryMonth
    Photo: David Heald
    #KevinBeasley #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
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  • Our staff and visitors are sharing their reflections on #HilmaAfKlint. How has af Klint’s work inspired you?

Guggenheim Visitor, Joy (@joymakon)—“I was caught off-guard by af Klint’s ‘The Ten Largest’ series. The scale and color set the tone for the exhibit—add in fascinating people watching amidst the space, and it was a perfect afternoon.” See “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” through April 23, and share your visit using #HilmaAfKlint. 
Painting: “Crowded House” by Joy Makon
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  • Our staff and visitors are sharing their reflections on #HilmaAfKlint . How has af Klint’s work inspired you?

    Guggenheim Visitor, Joy (@joymakon)—“I was caught off-guard by af Klint’s ‘The Ten Largest’ series. The scale and color set the tone for the exhibit—add in fascinating people watching amidst the space, and it was a perfect afternoon.” See “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” through April 23, and share your visit using #HilmaAfKlint .
    Painting: “Crowded House” by Joy Makon
    #Guggenheim
  • 4,254 45 6 February, 2019
  • On April 11, 1981, for one day only, the floor of the rotunda was painted to resemble a roulette wheel. #DarrylSapien's performance "American Roulette" (1981) used the casino game as a metaphor for the risks and compromises involved in balancing personal and professional desires. Actors and audience members placed wagers at a central table, and where the ball fell determined the placement of two fictional "couples" who enacted aspects of their romantic relationships based on their position along the painted spiral.

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Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!
Photos: Marilyn Mazur
#Guggenheim
  • On April 11, 1981, for one day only, the floor of the rotunda was painted to resemble a roulette wheel. #DarrylSapien 's performance "American Roulette" (1981) used the casino game as a metaphor for the risks and compromises involved in balancing personal and professional desires. Actors and audience members placed wagers at a central table, and where the ball fell determined the placement of two fictional "couples" who enacted aspects of their romantic relationships based on their position along the painted spiral.

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    Since opening in 1959, our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum has served as inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. Follow #Guggenheim60 to discover more artist interventions during our 60th anniversary year!
    Photos: Marilyn Mazur
    #Guggenheim
  • 6,724 54 5 February, 2019
  • Did you #GuessTheArtist correctly? Here’s the full view of Fernand Léger’s “Nude Model in the Studio” (1912-13) .

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Léger was inspired by Paul Cezanne to find a means by which to accurately describe three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional canvas. In this work, the curving, overlapping planes describe the corporeal forms of each painting’s subject while articulating an allover, rhythmically patterned surface. #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim #FernandLeger
  • Did you #GuessTheArtist correctly? Here’s the full view of Fernand Léger’s “Nude Model in the Studio” (1912-13) .

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    Léger was inspired by Paul Cezanne to find a means by which to accurately describe three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional canvas. In this work, the curving, overlapping planes describe the corporeal forms of each painting’s subject while articulating an allover, rhythmically patterned surface. #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim #FernandLeger
  • 14,850 83 5 February, 2019
  • #GuessTheArtist—this artist settled in Paris in 1900 and worked as an architectural draftsman. Comment your best guess below and we’ll share the answer by the end of the day. Good luck! #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
  • #GuessTheArtist —this artist settled in Paris in 1900 and worked as an architectural draftsman. Comment your best guess below and we’ll share the answer by the end of the day. Good luck! #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim
  • 15,457 496 4 February, 2019