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Guggenheim Lays Off Additional 24 Employees

September 17th, 2020

As the museum plans to reopen, the Guggenheim Museum has laid off 24 employees, with an additional 8 taking separation agreements. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Guggenheim has been devastating to our finances,” said museum’s director, Richard Armstrong in a letter to employees. “I am deeply saddened to say that the museum will not have the ability to support our previous number of staff members.”
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Brooklyn Museum Deaccession’s 12 Works from Collection

September 17th, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19-related financial pressure, the Brooklyn Museum will sell off 12 works from its collection to fund maintaining the rest of its holdings. “We expect this consignment to generate considerable interest from collectors who will not only respond to the paintings’ great quality, but will also be reassured by their distinguished provenance,” says Joshua Glazer, Specialist of Old Master Paintings at Christie’s New York.
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Banksy Loses Court Case, Placing Copyright at Risk

September 17th, 2020

Banksy has lost a court case against a greeting card company this month, with the court putting the artist’s copyright at risk over his anonymity. “Banksy has chosen to remain anonymous and, for the most part, to paint graffiti on other people’s property without their permission, rather than to paint it on canvases or his own property,” the panel said.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

Museum Hours

Sat.–Wed. 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–7:45 p.m.
Closed Thurs.
Some galleries may close prior to 5:45 p.m. Sat.–Wed. (7:45 p.m. Fri.)

Admission

Adults $18
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $15
Children under 12 Free
Members Free.

Audio Tours

Audio tours are free with admission.

Originating from individual private collections, the Guggenheim museums have become focused institutions around the globe, each originating from private collections. In New York, recent contemporary acquisitions include: Tim Gardner, Julian Schnabel, Wlm Delvoye, Piotr Uklanski, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 to 1989

January 30–April 19, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

May 15–August 23, 2009

Kandinsky

September 18, 2009–January 10, 2010