Guggenheim’s iconic skylight named for Lawson-Johnston family

The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed skylight in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York recently has been named the Lawson-Johnston Family Oculus. Peter Lawson-Johnston, grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, has been a museum board member for more than 50 years, and other members of his family have served the institution in other capacities. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed skylight in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York recently has been named the Lawson-Johnston Family Oculus. Peter Lawson-Johnston, grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, has been a museum board member for more than 50 years, and other members of his family have served the institution in other capacities. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed skylight in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York recently has been named the Lawson-Johnston Family Oculus. Peter Lawson-Johnston, grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, has been a museum board member for more than 50 years, and other members of his family have served the institution in other capacities. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, announces the naming of its iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed skylight in recognition of a major gift by the Lawson-Johnston family, which will benefit the museum’s general operations. The Lawson-Johnston Family Oculus honors the family’s significant contribution to the museum’s leadership. Peter Lawson-Johnston, the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, has served on the foundation’s Board of Trustees for more than 50 years and is a past chairman. Two of his children, Peter Lawson-Johnston II and Wendy L-J. McNeil, are current members of the board, and his daughter, Mimi Lawson-Johnston Howe, is president of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board.

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Heritage ‘Pursuit of Beauty’ design series tallies $2M

Tiffany Studios arrowroot lamp with cattail base, $212,500. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Left, Tiffany Studios arrowroot lamp with cattail base, $212,500; Right, George Nakashima 1964 Frenchman’s Cove II dining table, $38,750. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Left, Tiffany Studios arrowroot lamp with cattail base, $212,500; Right, George Nakashima 1964 Frenchman’s Cove II dining table, $38,750. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions events held one week apart brought in nearly $2 million and proved the enduring appeal of early- and mid-20th-century design by American artists and designers, as well as works by their international peers, and continued the super-charged trend for enhancing our homes. Collector favorites Tiffany Studios, Harry Bertoia and George Nakashima topped the sales.

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Guggenheim readies Young Picasso in Paris show for May opening

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Moulin de la Galette,’ Paris, circa November 1900. Oil on canvas, 89.7 by 116.8cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser collection, gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.34. Photo credit David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Moulin de la Galette,’ Paris, circa November 1900. Oil on canvas, 89.7 by 116.8cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser collection, gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.34. Photo credit David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Moulin de la Galette,’ Paris, circa November 1900. Oil on canvas, 89.7 by 116.8cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser collection, gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.34. Photo credit David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

NEW YORK — The Guggenheim Museum will present Young Picasso in Paris, an intimate exhibition comprising a total of 10 paintings and works on paper executed during Pablo Picasso’s introduction to the French capital. Young Picasso in Paris will open on May 12 and continue through August 6.

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