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Last Friday night, #Guggenheim members and guests kicked off the weekend at #ArtAfterDark, enjoying an after-hours viewing of #HilmaAfKlint and a live set by @djmOma. See you at the next event in 2019! –– Photos: @benhiderimages


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“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”— Vasily Kandinsky, born on this day in 1866. More than any other 20th century painter, Kandinsky has been linked to the history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay—artist, art advisor, and the museum’s first director—promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction, and was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky. As a result, the Guggenheim collection contains more than 150 works by this single artist. #GuggenheimCollection

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Artwork: “Black Lines” (1913)
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Did you know—when the Guggenheim opened in 1959, the “inverted cupcake” was one of the nicknames New Yorkers gave to the museum. Frank Lloyd Wright's spiral building was inspired by ancient ziggurats, but Wright turned the shape upside down to express expansive possibility: the spiral could theoretically go on infinitely toward the sky. #NationalCupcakeDay

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Photo: Robert E. Mates
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We're kicking off the weekend at #ArtAfterDark tonight!

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Photo: @benhiderimages
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“The Guggenheim represents everything that New York City embodies. It’s beautiful, romantic and offers just the right amount of mystery. I’ll never grow tired of it."—Gugg visitor @N.Why.See #FrankLloydWrightFridays
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To our followers in Spain—“Architecture Effects” is now on view at @museoguggenheim! What makes architecture more than just building? This exhibition explores the dialogue between art, architecture, and storytelling in our era. Learn more at guggenheim-bilbao.eus. #ArchitectureEffectsMGB
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Photos: Sergio Verde
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Did you know— #HilmaAfKlint imagined installing her "Altarpieces” (1915) in a spiral temple, though this plan never came to fruition. It seems that this group of paintings was exhibited in 1928 at the World Conference of Spiritual Science and Its Practical Applications in London—the only known public display of "The Paintings for the Temple" during the artist’s lifetime.
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See “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” through April 23, 2019.
Photo: David Heald
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In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building opened its doors to the public. To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we’re opening 7 days a week and adding more late hours—starting January 7, 2019! Learn more at guggenheim/org/news. #Guggenheim
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Photo: William H. Short
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Enter our #HilmaAfKlint giveaway for a chance to win a “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” exhibition catalogue! To enter, describe how af Klint’s work has inspired you in a comment below.
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UPDATE: Thank you for sharing your comments, we loved reading them! The contest is now closed and we have contacted the winner.
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*Contest ends on Thursday, December 13, 12 pm EDT. Full terms and conditions at guggenheim.org/terms-conditions/social-media.
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Happy birthday, #CaiGuoQiang! In 2008, the artist's unforgettable intervention inside our rotunda "Inopportune: Stage One," suspended nine white American cars from the top of the museum, simulating the trajectory of an exploding automobile tumbling through space.
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Photo: David Heald
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Priority tickets for our performing-arts series @WorksandProcess starts on Monday, December 10! This spring, see new commissions by Caleb Teicher (@calebteicher) and Conrad Tao (@conradtao), and by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung (@reidandharriet); new productions in conjunction with #HilmaafKlint and #Mapplethorpe; and much more—plus, join us for receptions in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda following evening performances. See the full season schedule at worksandprocess.org. #WorksandProcess

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Photo: Robert Altman
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Gugg staff photo: Amara (@amaraantilla), Assistant Curator—“Reactivating this performance, “Asamble” by artist Amalia Pica (@amaliapica) in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda signified for me the important civic function that museums and cultural spaces can play.” #FrankLloydWrightFridays
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The performance, which was originally conceived of and performed outside the Palacio del Congreso (historically a favored site of protest) in Buenos Aires, is a thoughtful meditation on the challenges and potentialities of collaboration. A procession of people, each holding a chair of their own choice, parade through a space before sitting down, one after another to form a circle. Before the circle is complete, however, the first person stands up again and begins walking. This process is repeated several times before the performance is completed. The dizzying repetition of standing, sitting, and processing, is perhaps a parody of the rituals of public office, where attempts at reforms risk becoming a cycle of false starts. Yet, the return of the circle throughout the piece—as an emblem of public gathering—also contains within it an aspirational aspect, where we are ultimately reminded of people’s resilience in the face of divisiveness.
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Photo: @amaliapica
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