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Jeff Koons Gift to Paris Rebuffed by Citizens

January 21st, 2018

Jeff Koons, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper reports on Parisians’ response to Jeff Koons massive tulips installation offered to the city of Paris. “Placing this artwork in front of the Palais de Tokyo would taint the museum and take up too much of its landscape. Jeff Koons had enough attention with his installations at the Château de Versailles [in 2008-09] without resorting to benefit from the memory of the Paris attacks,” one citizen says.
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Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn May Go Up for Sale

January 21st, 2018

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn, via BBCKurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Elterwater is up for sale.  “Our fear is that we’ll be forced into selling it to a property developer,” owner Ian Hunter says. “We feel that we’ve been pushed into this situation by the Arts Council.”
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Economist Explores Implications on Restoration and Appraisal Technology

January 19th, 2018

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyA piece in The Economist looks at recent technologies in art appraisal and conservation, and questions how these developments may challenge the authority and stability of work in the field. “In the pursuit of knowledge about works of art, the language of science and that of the humanities both have to be spoken,” claims Robert van Langh, the Rijksmuseum’s head of conservation. 
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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