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 Business Wire: Guggenheim Las Vegas Unveiled With `The Art... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Guggenheim Las Vegas was conceived as an exhibition hall for the presentation of special projects, ranging from contemporary painting and sculpture, to architecture and design, and multi-media art.
The inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim Las Vegas is "The Art of the Motorcycle," which was first presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1998.
Concurrent to the opening of the Guggenheim Las Vegas is the inauguration of the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, a 7,660-square-foot museum for the presentation of the collections from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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 Peggy Guggenheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born Marguerite Guggenheim to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912 and the niece of Solomon Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Guggenheim got married for the first time to Laurence Vail, a Dada sculptor and writer.
Following the War; and her 1946 divorce from Max Ernst, she returned to Europe and eventually established her collection in the large Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, Italy where it became one of the few European collections of modern art to promote a significant amount of works by Americans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peggy_Guggenheim   (591 words)

 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founded in 1937, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a modern art museum located on the Upper East Side in New York City.
Originally called "The Museum of Non-Objective Painting", the Guggenheim was founded to showcase avant-garde art by high modernists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian.
Solomon R. Guggenheim did not really know who to choose as architect for the museum, and asked his friend Baroness Hilla von Rebay to pick someone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solomon_R._Guggenheim_Museum   (520 words)

 IOnVegas art | Hermitage-Guggenheim Museum | Press Release | October 20, 2000
The Las Vegas co-operation between the Hermitage and the Guggenheim is one of the first concrete projects to result from a larger, long-term collaboration agreement between the Hermitage and the Guggenheim that was signed and announced this past June in St. Petersburg.
The Guggenheim collections range from the late-19th century to the present, with a strong representation of postwar modern and contemporary art; the Guggenheim also has one of the most active special exhibition programs of any museum in the world.
Several of the Guggenheim's contributions to the exhibition are works from the Thannhauser Collection, an extensive suite of early Modern masterpieces donated to the museum by the German- born dealer and collector Justin K. Thannhauser (1892-1976) and his wife Hilde.
www.ionvegas.com /artvengug1.htm   (1354 words)

 Washington College Magazine: Spring 2000
During his career Guggenheim has produced a parade of political commercials, dramatic films, and the bulk of his oeuvre, historical documentaries.
Guggenheim attributes his affinity for film to his lifelong fascination with current events portrayed through pictures.
Although, according to Guggenheim, "Life is a search for truth and there is no truth," the quest is a salubrious one of learning and growth.
www.washcoll.edu /wc/news/washmag/spring2000/00_spring_01.html   (599 words)

 Royce Carlton - Thomas Krens Director Guggenheim Museums
Thomas Krens is Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which oversees and operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin in Germany, and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas.
In 2004, the Guggenheim successfully completed a campaign to raise $25 million for the second phase of the capital project, to restore the exterior facade of the Wright building, upgrade the entire security and climate control systems, and provide public access to the roof terrace of the main building as Wright had originally intended.
The Guggenheim Bilbao opened to wide public acclaim in October 1997 and is now recognized by many critics and architectural historians as one of the greatest buildings of the 20th century.
www.roycecarlton.com /speakers/krens_bio.html   (1030 words)

 AllRefer.com - Peggy Guggenheim (American Art, Biography) - Encyclopedia
The daughter of Benjamin, niece of Solomon, and grand-daughter of Meyer Guggenheim, she grew up in luxury, inherited a fortune, and became a friend, patron, and sometime lover to a number of avant-garde artists and writers.
She moved to Paris (1930) and then to London, where she opened (1938) Guggenheim Jeune, a gallery showing mainly abstract and surrealist art, e.g., works by Brancusi, Kandinsky, Magritte, and Max Ernst, whom she married (and divorced).
Guggenheim amassed a superb collection of modern art, which was installed in her Venice palazzo when she moved there in 1946.
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 Guggenheim Museum on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1992 the Guggenheim opened a 10-story limestone addition in the rear of its original structure and also began operating a branch in the city's SoHo district.
The gigantic, spectacularly curving, titanium-sheathed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank Gehry and inaugurated in 1997, is also under its aegis.
The Guggenheim regroups: The Story Behind the Cutbacks: in financial crisis, and with its downtown NYC expansion plan deferred or defunct, the Guggenheim museum continues to explore ambitious new global projects.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/GuggenheM1.asp   (611 words)

 Philanthropy Magazine @ The Philanthropy Roundtable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Benjamin Guggenheim died in 1912 on the Titanic; he was the first-class passenger who, legend has it, put on evening clothes and resolved to die like a gentleman.
When Guggenheim reached age 21 in 1919, she did what many Americans of her generation did and fled to Paris, where the cost of living was low and the probability of immoral adventure high.
In fact, when Peggy Guggenheim tried to import some sculptures and collages from France to England, British customs authorities, acting on the advice of leading London curators, declared that the sculptures were "not art" and charged the higher import duty imposed on stone and metal.
www.philanthropyroundtable.org /magazines/2002/september/wooster.html   (1204 words)

 Daniel and Harry Guggenheim — Promoters of Aviation Technology
This happened in the 1920s, when Daniel Guggenheim and his son Harry, two men who are generally not well known outside aviation history circles, contributed significantly to the growth of aviation and aviation technology in the United States.
The Guggenheims were a wealthy family who made the bulk of their money from the mining industry.
The Guggenheims convinced the noted aerodynamicist Theodor von Karman to emigrate to the United States to head the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Cal Tech (GALCIT).
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Evolution_of_Technology/guggenheim/Tech3.htm   (1593 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Art Lover : A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Guggenheim, a classic "poor little rich girl," was known as much for her sexual exploits as for her championing of modern art, a fact Gill, the author of numerous works, including An Honorable Defeat: The German Resistance to Hitler (1994), examines with candor, sensitivity, and mellifluous grace.
Guggenheim was not one of the wealthier Guggenheims; her Dad went down on the Titanic and she was left with a goodly sum of money, but far from the vast fortunes her relatives had.
Peggy Guggenheim was a true American original who led a wild life of art, society and sexual high-jinks in several countries and she has left us, at least, a wonderful, wonderful gallery of modern art in a Venetian palace, most of us can only dream about living in.
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 Guggenheim, Charles Eli --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Guggenheim's component museums are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain); the Guggenheim Museum SoHo...
U.S. industrialist Daniel Guggenheim was the eldest son of Meyer Guggenheim.
The son of industrialist Meyer Guggenheim, Simon Guggenheim was born on Dec. 30, 1867, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a United States senator from Colorado from 1907 to 1913.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9390879?tocId=9390879   (724 words)

 Reader's Companion to American History - -GUGGENHEIM, PEGGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the 1920s Guggenheim became acquainted in expatriate Paris with the leading literary figures of her generation including James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway.
In 1938 she opened the Guggenheim Jeune Gallery on London's Cork Street, enlisting Marcel Duchamp to help her outline the course her gallery should take and to introduce her to the artists she should exhibit.
Here Guggenheim exhibited her newly acquired collection of modern masters and, more important, promoted the work of undiscovered talents—this at a time when only a handful of New York galleries showed any modern art, let alone modern American art.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_039100_guggenheimpe.htm   (582 words)

 Thais: Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim, planned by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), broke away from the dicates of the trends of modern architectural movements and represented the most poetically linked of all his works.
The inside space is a continual upwards movement using a six-floor spiral with galleries which spread out from the first ramp indicated by a large water fountain in the central room on the ground floor.
At the different levels the various sectors of the exhibition are divided by separating elements which receive external light from a continual series of glass window slits, the main font of illumination, which introduce an interesting co-efficiency of variability linked to the alternating of day and night.
www.thais.it /guggenheim/default_uk.htm   (514 words)

 Guggenheim Museum Announces Exhibition of Preliminary Design for Major New Musseum in New York City
The plans and models presented in the exhibition were developed in connection with the Guggenheim's response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the development of Piers 9, 13, and 14 on the East River in Lower Manhattan.
In early 1999, the Guggenheim Foundation completed a preliminary analysis of the impact the new Guggenheim Museum could have on the economy of New York City.
The analysis was submitted as part of the Guggenheim's response to the EDC's Request for Proposals relating to Piers 9, 13, and 14 in Lower Manhattan.
1999.arqa.com /informa/gug_man.htm   (1302 words)

 The Art Newspaper -- News
Although the details have not yet been announced, the terms of the agreement are expected to be similar to those negotiated between the Guggenheim and Rio: the City of Taichung would foot 100% of the bill for the new museum, including a fee to the Guggenheim.
The councilman had argued that the contract signed by the Guggenheim Foundation and Rio’s mayor in April should be governed by Brazilian rather than US law; that payments should be negotiated in the Brazilian currency of reales, not inflation-resistant dollars; and that the length of the contract should not extend beyond the mayor’s term.
Rumours that the Guggenheim is planning to build a museum in the Middle East, perhaps in Tehran, were denied by Mr Krens.
www.theartnewspaper.com /news/article.asp?idart=11314   (810 words)

 GUGGENHEIM in Australia Plan by Raichel Le Goff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first Guggenheim museum was created in 1940 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York and was called "The Museum of Non-Objective Painting".
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice (officially given to the Foundation 1979), Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal with a scullpture garden.
You can't build a Guggenheim for Australians alone to enjoy, but a Guggenheim in the Southern Hemisphere for all of Australasia, is a case to be argued for.
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 AllRefer.com - Guggenheim, (Business Leaders, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Philadelphia, was largely responsible for combining (1901) the Guggenheim interests with the American Smelting and Refining Company, of which he became president.
The Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, devoted to aeronautical research and development, represents his principal philanthropy.
With his wife he established (1925) in memory of their son the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which grants scores of fellowships annually to scholars, writers, artists, and scientists.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Guggenhe.html   (316 words)

 New York Daily News - Home - Guggenheim's E. River plan dries up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Guggenheim officials unveiled the grand plans two years ago at a ceremony with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani and architect Frank Gehry, designer of the foundation's acclaimed museum in Bilbao, Spain, and of the proposed waterfront art mecca.
But yesterday, Guggenheim officials said raising the $950 million needed for the downtown center presented too large an obstacle in a slow economy.
The Guggenheim had planned to lease Piers 9, 13 and 14 from the city.
www.nydailynews.com /front/story/47787p-44943c.html   (391 words)

 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - Frank Gehry - Great Buildings Online
The new Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry was probably the most often mentioned new building of 1998 and 1999 in architecture circles.
The abstract, free-form components of this style were present in the early Gehry House, and a similarly sleek curvaceous cladding was displayed in the sculptural fish of the Fishdance Restaurant.
Associated with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, building by Frank Lloyd Wright.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Guggenheim_Bilbao.html   (160 words)

 Guggenheim Economics - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com
Various cities in Asia are hoping to clone the Bilbao bonanza, and the Guggenheim, which has three branches in Europe and pioneered the idea of transnational expansion, seems happy to oblige.
The Guggenheim projects in Taichung and Hong Kong have sparked furious opposition from politicians and the public and stoked an important debate over cultural imperial—ism, business cronyism and the notion that art secured at exorbitant prices can drive economic development.
He's building another big casino with a faux Italian theme, and is negotiating with the Guggenheim to operate a space of at most a few rooms within the facility, which is scheduled to open in late 2006.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6700459/site/newsweek   (1215 words)

 Guggenheim, Peggy --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peggy's father was Benjamin Guggenheim, a son of the wealthy mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim, and one of her uncles was Solomon R. Guggenheim, who founded the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Guggenheim returned to the United States in 1941 and married the Surrealist painter Max Ernst (divorced 1946).
Guggenheim, Solomon R. philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim was the son of industrialist Meyer Guggenheim and younger brother of Daniel Guggenheim.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9038391   (1053 words)

 Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Collections - Gianni Mattioli Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Barchessa (a Venetian term for an arcaded pavilion) houses paintings from the fabulous Gianni Mattioli Collection — masterpieces by all five signatories of the Futurist Manifesto of Painting (Balla, Severini, Boccioni, Carrà and Russolo), paintings by the young Morandi, a rare portrait by Modigliani, and Carrà's last metaphysical painting.
Each of them flourished in the milieu of intellectuals and artists of the avant-gardes they were to collect, and both conceived of their collections not as objects of private pleasure but explicitly as a way of supporting and spreading the knowledge of contemporary art.
Consequently both Peggy Guggenheim and Gianni Mattioli were determined that their collections should consist exclusively of works of the highest quality.
www.guggenheim-venice.it /english/05_collections/14_Gianni_Mattioli_Collection.htm   (494 words)

 Guggenheim Case Study
In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim announced that he was going to create a philanthropic foundation to establish a "Museum of Non-Objective Art" in New York.
The collection greatly expanded in the 1970s when Peggy Guggenheim, a niece of Solomon and a famous art collector and dealer, donated her art collection then housed in her Venetian home, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal in Venice (see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice site, now part of the Guggenheim Foundation).
The stages of the Guggenheim's growth and expansion since the late 1980s are a window onto artworld and museum economics and politics.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/irvinem/visualarts/museums/Guggenheim.html   (502 words)

 Deutsche Guggenheim
Deutsche Guggenheim is located on the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank premises, a sandstone building constructed in 1920.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, established in 1937, is based on the private collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim with its focus on "non-objective" art.
The site in Germany establishes a special connection to the historical roots of the Guggenheim Foundation, inasmuch as the Guggenheim family originally came from Germany and Hilla Rebay, the first director of the Guggenheim Museum, emigrated to New York from what was at that time Prussia.
www.deutsche-bank-kunst.com /guggenheim/e   (550 words)

 Guggenheim Museum - The Collection
The Guggenheim collection online premiered in April 2001 with a selection of works of art from the New York museum's holdings.
Currently representing 169 artists, the collection online encompasses both the classic and the new—from the Guggenheim's earliest work, an 1867 landscape by Camille Pissarro, through more recent acquisitions, a 1998–99 sculpture by Robert Gober—striking a balance that reflects the dynamic tenor of the institution as a whole.
In the winter of 2001, we added almost 100 works from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, in the summer of 2003 we added works commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim, which will soon be followed by highlights from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
www.guggenheimcollection.org   (159 words)

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