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Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece. Posts by Alex Barber and Harineta Rigatos. Community Guidelines: guggenheim.org/guidelines

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Our conversation series Summer of Know starts tomorrow, June 19 at 7 pm in @the_wright_nyc—artist @MollyCrabapple and writer Anand Giridharadas (@anandwrites) discuss journalism as activism in the age of Trump. The series, pairing contemporary artists with thought leaders in conversations about social, political, environmental, and legal issues, continues on select Tuesdays through September 11. #GuggSummer
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Photo: Chad Heird
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Alberto Giacometti’s father, Giovanni, was a well-known post-impressionist painter. Giacometti’s early focus on Giovanni as a subject—as seen in “Head of a Father” (swipe right to view)—reveals the intimacy and importance of their relationship. This is one of three early heads of Giovanni on display at the Guggenheim and is the most visually descriptive of the three. Giacometti has carefully modeled his father's features, creating a sculptural portrait of Giovanni in plaster. The round, three-dimensional head with a delicately carved beard and lips hinting at good humor evokes an emotional, as well as physical, concept of his father. The yellowish tone of the material here is likely due to a discoloration of the shellac, a coating applied to the plaster for the bronze casting process. Learn more about the artist at guggenheim.org/giacometti. #FathersDay #Giacometti

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Artwork: "Head of Father, Round II" (1927-30)
Photos: David Heald and Megan Fontanella


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Happy #FathersDay! Celebrate with a visit to the Guggenheim—discover masterworks by Kandinsky, Degas, Picasso, and Giacometti on view, and enjoy our art-making program for families, free with admission. Plan your visit at guggenheim.org/calendar.

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Photo: Christine Butler
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“Giacometti’s work helped revitalize sculpture at a time when most attention was focused on painting…his “walking” figures would come to immortalize the artist’s study in human frailty and resilience in the canon of art history.”—Tess Thackara (@artsy). Discover the artist’s tall and slender figures as they come alive on Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiral ramp this summer. Plan your visit at guggenheim.org/giacometti. #Giacometti
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Photos: David Heald
Artworks: “Tall Nude” (1961), “Tall Woman IV” (1960-61), “Man Pointing” (1947)
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“I've always been enamored by the building, as I think my dad’s love of Frank Lloyd Wright rubbed off on me. Wandering around and engaging with the art through an uninterrupted spiraling descension, is nothing short of a dream. After our visit, my dad had the same dreamy feeling and said ‘I think people naturally prefer to deal in circles rather than squares,’ which I thought was such a lovely and peculiar sentence! It’s such a marvelous haven in a city of squares and angles, I wonder if everyone experiences that feeling.”—Gugg visitor @zoefgreenway #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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Tickets to #ArtAfterDark on July 13 are on sale! Join us for an after-hours viewing of current exhibitions, including #Giacometti and #OneHandClapping, and a live set by @DJmOma. Buy tickets at guggenheim.org/AADTickets.

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Photo: Scott Rudd
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To our followers in Italy—it’s your last chance to see “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa,” on view at @GAM_Milano through June 17. In its final venue, “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise” is on view in what was once the Villa Belgiojoso, an elegant 18th-century palazzo overlooking an English-style garden. To create an exhibition design in which old and new, local and global, could harmonize, Guggenheim curator Sara Raza (@punkorientalism), worked in close collaboration with the Milan design firm AOUMM (@_aoumm_). Find out how this unique exhibition design, which finds harmony between the classical and contemporary came into realization at guggenheim.org/blogs. #TempestaDalParadiso

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Photo: Carlotta Coppo
Artwork: Kader Attia, “Untitled (Ghardaïa)” (2009)
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Experience the museum without the crowds this summer during our #EmptyGuggenheim Tours! Each tour is led by a gallery educator and offers an immersive look at our collection and #FrankLloydWright building. Register today for the July 1 tour that will focus on photo-taking and our unique architectural views at guggenheim.org/event/emptyguggenheim-tours. #Guggenheim
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Photos: David Heald


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Tick the #Guggenheim off your summer bucket list! ☀️ We will be open until 9 pm on Tuesday nights June 19 through September 11. Enjoy exhibitions on view, cocktails and special programs all summer long. Plan your visit at guggenheim.org/summer. #GuggSummer


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It’s your last day to explore “A Year with Children 2018," featuring creative works by students participating in #LearningThroughArt (LTA), our artist-in-residence program in New York City public elementary schools. LTA partners teaching artists with educators in each of the city’s five boroughs to design projects that explore art and ideas related to the classroom curriculum. Plan your visit at guggenheim.org/ywc2018.

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Photos: David Heald and @scottruddevents
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“I found myself unexpectedly beguiled by the humaneness of the mature Giacometti, whose thin men and women appeared to me more optimistic that I’ve ever found them before”—@jasonfarago, @nytimes on "Giacometti," now on view. Plan your visit at guggenheim.org/giacometti. #Giacometti

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Photo: David Heald
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Kick off your summer tonight at the 40th annual Museum Mile Festival! Enjoy FREE admission to the Guggenheim from 6–9 pm and explore #Giacometti, #OneHandClapping, and more. All ages welcome!
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Photo: Ian-Duncan Ball
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