The Guggenheim Foundation’s formative collection was subsequently shaped through major acquisitions from contemporaries who shared Solomon Guggenheim’s pioneering spirit. These include a group of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early School of Paris masterworks from Justin K. Thannhauser (1892–1976); the eclectic Expressionist inventory of émigré art dealer Karl Nierendorf (1889–1947); the incomparable holdings of abstract and Surrealist painting and sculpture from self-proclaimed “art addict” Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), Solomon’s niece; and key examples from the estates of artists Katherine S. Dreier (1877–1952) and Rebay, both pivotal figures in promoting modern art in America. Visionaries will feature works by such iconic artists as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh, in addition to treasures by artists less well known today. The six patrons and over 70 artists who comprise Visionaries helped to establish the Guggenheim Foundation’s identity as a forward-looking institution. Visionaries is organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Collections and Provenance, Guggenheim Museum.


LOCATION: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
DATES: Opens February 10, 2017
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Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

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Opens February 10, 2017
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923.

The Guggenheim Foundation’s formative collection was subsequently shaped through major acquisitions from contemporaries who shared Solomon Guggenheim’s pioneering spirit. These include a group of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early School of Paris masterworks from Justin K. Thannhauser (1892–1976); the eclectic Expressionist inventory of émigré art dealer Karl Nierendorf (1889–1947); the incomparable holdings of abstract and Surrealist painting and sculpture from self-proclaimed “art addict” Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), Solomon’s niece; and key examples from the estates of artists Katherine S. Dreier (1877–1952) and Rebay, both pivotal figures in promoting modern art in America. Visionaries will feature works by such iconic artists as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh, in addition to treasures by artists less well known today. The six patrons and over 70 artists who comprise Visionaries helped to establish the Guggenheim Foundation’s identity as a forward-looking institution. Visionaries is organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Collections and Provenance, Guggenheim Museum.


LOCATION: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
DATES: Opens February 10, 2017
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