Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 10 – September 6, 2017
“On the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim features more than 170 modern objects from the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Assembling many of the foundation’s most iconic works along with treasures by artists less familiar, this celebratory exhibition explores avant-garde innovations of the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, as well as the groundbreaking activities of six pioneering arts patrons who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day and established the Guggenheim Foundation’s identity as a forward-looking institution. Visionaries includes important works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Edgar Degas. Dancers in Green and Yellow, ca. 1903. Pastel and charcoal on several pieces of tracing paper, mounted to paperboard, 98.8 x 71.5 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978
Katherine S. Dreier in the Société Anonyme collection exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, January 13–February 23, 1942. Courtesy Katherine S. Dreier Papers/Société Anonyme Archive, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Dreier Papers/Société Anonyme Archive)
Solomon R. Guggenheim at the Plaza Hotel, New York, ca. 1937, with Rudolf Bauer’s Andante (from Tetraptychon: Symphony in Four Movements, 1926–30) Photo: Underwood and Underwood Studios, New York, courtesy HvRF Archives
Karl Nierendorf holding a Mexican sculpture, 1934. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Justin K. Thannhauser in his private residence, New York, November 1957, with Pablo Picasso’s Fernande with a Black Mantilla (Fernande à la mantille noire, 1905–06, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). Courtesy ZADIK
Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim is organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Collections and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with support from Ylinka Barotto, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition was made possible by Lavazza.