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Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Quipu del Exterminio / Extermination Quipu,’ 2022. Wool, natural plant fibers, horse hair, metal, wood, seashells, nutshells, seeds, bone, clay, plaster, plastic and pastel, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, purchased with funds contributed by the Latin American Circle and through prior gifts of Sibyl H. Edwards, Thomas Messer, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan D. Emil 2022.31. © Cecilia Vicuna. Photo credit: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Guggenheim acquired 60+ contemporary artworks in 2022

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Quipu del Exterminio / Extermination Quipu,’ 2022. Wool, natural plant fibers, horse hair, metal, wood, seashells, nutshells, seeds, bone, clay, plaster, plastic and pastel, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, purchased with funds contributed by the Latin American Circle and through prior gifts of Sibyl H. Edwards, Thomas Messer, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan D. Emil 2022.31. © Cecilia Vicuna. Photo credit: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Quipu del Exterminio / Extermination Quipu,’ 2022. Wool, natural plant fibers, horse hair, metal, wood, seashells, nutshells, seeds, bone, clay, plaster, plastic and pastel, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, purchased with funds contributed by the Latin American Circle and through prior gifts of Sibyl H. Edwards, Thomas Messer, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan D. Emil 2022.31. © Cecilia Vicuna. Photo credit: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

NEW YORK — In 2022 the Guggenheim acquired more than 60 works by more than 40 artists, of whom 75% are new to its collection. The works span the 1960s to the present day and augment the museum’s holdings of some of the world’s most influential artists. Furthermore, the demographic composition of the group amplifies the institution’s commitments to equitably diversify its acquisitions and to collect from both an innovative and historic point of view.

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Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Guggenheim gives Cecilia Vicuna her first New York museum solo show

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna, ‘Autobiografia (Autobiography),’ 1971. Oil on canvas, 59.7 by 64.1 cm. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund, 2019. Photo: Matthew Herrmann, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuna

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents an exhibition devoted to Chilean artist, poet, activist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuna (b. 1948-), who has been based in New York for the last 40 years. Titled Cecilia Vicuna: Spin Spin Triangulene, it opens May 27 and continues through September 5.

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Jennie C. Jones brings sonic vibes to Guggenheim, Jan. 28

Jennie C. Jones, ‘Red Tone Burst #2,’ 2021. Architectural felt panel and acrylic on canvas, 77.5cm by 76.2cm by 6.3cm. © Jennie C. Jones, courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

Jennie C. Jones, ‘Red Tone Burst #2,’ 2021. Architectural felt panel and acrylic on canvas, 77.5cm by 76.2cm by 6.3cm. © Jennie C. Jones, courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

NEW YORK – From January 28 through April 18, an exhibition of new and recent works by interdisciplinary artist Jennie C. Jones will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Jennie C. Jones: Dynamics will include paintings, works on paper, and a sound installation that responds to the Guggenheim’s iconic architecture by interweaving visual and aural experience.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appointed Francesca Esmay as the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care, a newly endowed position within the museum’s Conservation Department. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim taps Francesca Esmay for new Conservation Department role

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appointed Francesca Esmay as the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care, a newly endowed position within the museum’s Conservation Department. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appointed Francesca Esmay as the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care, a newly endowed position within the museum’s Conservation Department. Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced the appointment of Francesca Esmay as the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care, a newly endowed position within the museum’s Conservation Department. In this new position, Esmay will collaborate with colleagues across the museum to develop educational initiatives and public programming that explore the intersections of art, technology, and science and address issues related to the preservation of modern and contemporary art.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announced the election of trustee J. Tomilson Hill as its new Chair.

Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees elects three

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announced the election of trustee J. Tomilson Hill (center) to Chair, succeeding William L. Mack, who has been elected Chair Emeritus. Claudine Rankine (right) was elected to the Board of Trustees as a member. Images courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announced the election of trustee J. Tomilson Hill (center) to Chair, succeeding William L. Mack, who has been elected Chair Emeritus. Claudine Rankine (right) was elected to the Board of Trustees as a member. Images courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

NEW YORK — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees announces, effective as of November 1, the election of current Trustee J. Tomilson Hill to Chair of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees, succeeding William L. Mack who is being elected to Chair Emeritus after 16 years of service. At an October 4 meeting, the board confirmed this leadership transition and also elected poet, playwright, and essayist Claudia Rankine as a member of the Board of Trustees. Read more

Kandinsky: Around the Circle opens Oct. 8 at the Guggenheim

Vasily Kandinsky, ‘Dominant Curve (Courbe dominante),’ April 1936 (detail). Oil on canvas, 50 7/8 × 76 1/2 inches (129.2 × 194.3 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 45.989

Vasily Kandinsky, ‘Dominant Curve (Courbe dominante),’ April 1936 (detail). Oil on canvas, 50 7/8 × 76 1/2 inches (129.2 × 194.3 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 45.989. © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

NEW YORK — From October 8, 2021 through September 5, 2022, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle. Drawing from the Guggenheim’s exceptional collection of works by Kandinsky, the exhibition features approximately 80 paintings, watercolors, and woodcuts, as well as a selection of his illustrated books, spanning the artist’s earlier years in Russia and Germany and through his exile in France at the end of his life. The presentation, installed along the midsection of the museum’s spiral rotunda, reconsiders Kandinsky’s career not as a fixed path from representation to abstraction, but as a circular passage through persistent themes centered around the pursuit of one dominant ideal: the impulse for spiritual expression.

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