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Guggenheim Museum,

officially Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, major museum of modern art in New York City. Founded in 1939 as the Museum of Non-objective Art, the Guggenheim is known for its remarkable circular building (1959) with curving interior ramp designed by Frank Lloyd WrightWright, Frank Lloyd,
1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely considered the greatest American architect.
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. It holds major exhibitions, mainly of the works of contemporary artists. Its permanent collection includes, among many modern works, numerous pieces by BrancusiBrancusi, Constantin
, 1876–1957, Romanian sculptor. Brancusi is considered one of the foremost of modern artists. In 1904 he went to Paris, where he worked under Mercié. He declined Rodin's invitation to work in his studio.
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 and KandinskyKandinsky, Wassily or Vasily
, 1866–1944, Russian abstract painter and theorist. Usually regarded as the originator of abstract art, Kandinsky abandoned a legal career for painting at 30 when he moved to Munich.
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. In 1992 the Guggenheim opened a 10-story limestone addition in the rear of the original structure and also began operating a branch in the city's SoHo district. The museum is part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also controls the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Also under the foundation's aegis is the gigantic, curving titanium-sheathed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank GehryGehry, Frank Owen
, 1929–, American architect, b. Toronto, Ont., as Frank Owen Goldberg. He is widely considered one of the finest and most artful of contemporary architects. In 1947, Gehry's family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Univ.
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 and inaugurated in 1997. That same year the foundation also opened a much smaller Berlin branch. From 2001 to 2008 the museum, in cooperation with Russia's HermitageHermitage
, museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world's foremost houses of art, consisting of six buildings along the embankment of the Neva River. Its central building, the Winter Palace (erected 1754–62 by Czarina Elizabeth and the traditional winter residence
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, sponsored the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, an exhibition space that featured works from both institutions.

Guggenheim Museum

an international chain of art museums, some of which are architecturally important buildings in their own right, most notably one in New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1956--59), and one in Bilbao, desgned by Frank O Gehry (1997)
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Topics that will be addressed include the role of private art collectors in forming new institutions; the development of the Guggenheim Museum (and, looking ahead, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum); the meaning of abstract art in the context of the Arab world; and abstraction in film and video art.
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MOCA director Jeremy Strick said Gehry, who opened his first firm more than 40 years ago in Los Angeles, has continually redefined traditional approaches to public buildings in such work as Spain's titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Gehry, winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, regarded as the "Nobel Prize" of architecture, and the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, has achieved legendary status for his landmark creations, the most notable being the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
The twenty-five-member board of directors was hypnotized by Guggenheim's boasts of years at Choate, Princeton, and Fordham Law; of homes in Newport and Europe, his board positions at the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the Guggenheim Museum (of course)--and most of all, his love for dance.
Guggenheim Museum recently released the second year of findings of a three-year study to evaluate the impact of arts education on literacy among elementary school children.