About the Guggenheim
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937, and its
first New York–based venue for the display of art, the Museum of
Non-Objective Painting, opened in 1939.
Today the Guggenheim Foundation includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice,
and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, also a Gehry design, is slated to open
in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island. After an international
architectural competition, Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ design
was selected for the proposed Guggenheim Helsinki. Through
collaborative efforts, the foundation has extended its reach
to projects and exhibitions globally, most recently with
the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative
and through the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative,
a multiyear collaboration with UBS in support of art, artists,
and curatorial talent from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America,
and the Middle East and North Africa. The Guggenheim Foundation
remains committed to collecting, preserving and interpreting modern
and contemporary art while forging international collaborations
that explore ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives.