Happy birthday to pioneer of abstract art and theorist Vasily Kandinsky. 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, particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky. As a result the Guggenheim collection contains more than 150 works by this single artist. Explore a selection online at guggenheim.org/collection. #Guggenheim#GuggenheimCollection#VasilyKandinsky#Kandinsky
Artworks from left to right: “Black Lines” (1913); “Several Circles” (1926)
"#JosefAlbers in Mexico is a quietly stunning exhibition that contrasts Albers's little-known photographs of the great Mesoamerican monuments of Mexico with his glowing abstract paintings."—@nytimes. On view through March 28. Learn more at guggenheim.org/josefalbers. #Guggenheim
"It was great to finally experience the building that I learned about in college. As an architect and professor at the University of Pécs in Hungary, I often discuss the museum in my lectures."—Visitor Balázs #FrankLloydWrightFridays
Celebrate the season at the Guggenheim with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new @WorksandProcess commission by composer Nico Muhly (@nicomuhly), in our iconic Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda on December 17 and December 18. Be a part of this cherished annual tradition and purchase your tickets at guggenheim.org/calendar. #Guggenheim
Photo: Holly Campbell #FrankLloydWright#NewYorkCity
Parents—sign your middle schooler up for a multi-session workshop in the new year that will build their artistic abilities in a creative environment! Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to our galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and developing a personal portfolio of works. Learn more and register today at guggenheim.org/for-families. #Guggenheim
Photo: Filip Wolak
In a site-specific installation created for “Art and China after 1989,” #WangGongxin inverts his 1995 installation “Sky of Brooklyn-Digging a Hole in Beijing,” in which he dug a 3.5-meter-deep “well” in the floor of his Beijing apartment. At the bottom he placed a television monitor playing a video of the blue sky above his old Brooklyn studio. Now, nearly two decades later, a hole in the floor of the museum reflects back the sky on the other side of the world. See “Sky of Beijing-Digging a Hole in New York” on view in #ArtandChina through January 7, and view our Instagram Story for more. #guggenheim
Gifted to the #GuggenheimCollection by the artist. David Heald
Last chance to shop our Holiday Gift Guide and receive your domestic order in time for the holidays! Shop by midnight tonight for the art lover in your life, and enjoy free shipping when you spend $75 or more at guggenheimstore.org/holiday-gift-guide. #GuggenheimStore#Guggenheim
How does the architecture of a museum drive new relationships between artists, architects, curators, and audiences? Join artist Rachel Rose and architects Preston Scott Cohen and Florian Idenburg for a discussion about contemporary art and architecture next Tuesday, December 19 from 6:30 pm. Tickets available at guggenheim.org/calendar.
Photo: Herta and Paul Amir Building, designed by Preston Scott Cohen. Photo by Amit Geron, Tel Aviv Museum of Art #Guggenheim#Architecture
Discover #ZhangPeili's installations, paintings, photos, and videos which he describes as “responses” to reality, personal experiences, and aesthetic trends in China. See six of his works on view in #ArtandChina through January 7.
"In many ways, Josef Albers’s photo collages act as a record of visual inspiration in the same way that Instagram functions for designers today. What I think is different in Albers’s case is how loyal he was to a single source, returning to the well over and over and finding inspiration in everything from the angle of a pyramid to the rectilinear grid of windows to the zigzag lines of a ball court." — Jill Singer, cofounder and editor of online design magazine @_sightunseen_. Read more on Josef Albers's continuing influence on design at guggenheim.org/blogs. #JosefAlbers#Guggenheim
Images: Josef Albers, "Tautonym, (B),"(1944); "Mitla," (1956); "Variant_Adobe," 1947); "Walls around the patio of Teotihuacán," 1936–37. 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York