The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 18, 2014


Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen Explores Possible Guggenheim Museum in Finland
Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Richard Armstrong speaks at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland Tuesday Jan. 18 2011. The city of Helsinki has agreed to a joint operation with the Guggenheim Foundation to study the possibilities of starting a Guggenheim Art Museum in Helsinki. AP Photo/ LEHTIKUVA / Antti Aimo-Koivisto.
HELSINKI.- On January 18, 2011, at a news conference held at the City Hall of Helsinki, Mayor Jussi Pajunen announced that the city has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to conduct a study exploring the possibility of developing a Guggenheim Museum in Finland. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum Director Richard Armstrong joined the mayor and Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen for the announcement.

The concept and development study will explore topics including the possible mission and structure of an innovative, multidisciplinary museum of visual culture in Finland, the form that its exhibition and education programs might take, its prospective relationship with Helsinki’s existing visual-art institutions, the museum’s potential economic impact, and the scope of the Guggenheim Foundation’s involvement in its operation. The study is expected to conclude at the end of 2011, at which time any initial recommendations about a new Guggenheim Museum would be subject to approval by both the City Council of Helsinki and the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Foundation. Under its current agreement with the Foundation, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao must also approve any agreement under which the Guggenheim would manage or operate the new museum.

Helsinki is the largest city in Finland and the nation’s administrative, economic, scientific, and cultural center. Known internationally for its important tradition of architecture and design and outstanding musical culture, Finland also has an active visual-art scene. The Helsinki metropolitan area has some seventy art galleries and a strong group of museums, which include the Helsinki Art Museum; the institutions of the Finnish National Gallery (including the Ateneum Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum); and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

Mayor Pajunen stated, “As the capital of our country and home to its greatest concentration of art museums, Helsinki has a special responsibility to keep improving Finland’s cultural infrastructure. It is widely recognized that cultural destinations can help drive economic growth for a country, provided they are created within an intelligent overall plan for development. We have such a plan—and the Guggenheim, as a truly global institution, is the ideal institution to collaborate with us in studying how to realize our goals. This is a collaboration that can help Helsinki and Finland prosper in an increasingly interconnected and competitive world.”

The principal managers of the study team will be Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Deputy Director and Chief Officer for Global Strategies of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Ari Wiseman, Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Mr. Vidarte, who is also Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, was intimately involved in the development of that institution and brings extensive experience to the project.



Today's News

January 18, 2011

Mexico's Government Negotiates the Temporary Return of Moctezuma's Headdress

Illuminating Design's Impact on Society: 'Unpacking the Nano' at Cornell's Johnson Art Museum

Archaeologist Investigates Drawings of Prehispanic Sites from the 17th Century

Award-Winning Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager Debuts Abstract Paintings at LA Art House

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? Documentary Traces the Rise of Norman Foster

Roxy Paine's Steel Sculpture Ferment to be Installed in Kansas City Sculpture Park

Art Madrid 2011 Maintains the Number of Galleries and Increases the Quality Level

Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen Explores Possible Guggenheim Museum in Finland

Brooklyn Museum Acquires 18th Century Painting by Agostino Brunias Depicting Colonial Elite

After 30 Years at Sotheby's, Fergus Lyons Appointed as Head of Furniture at Bonhams

O'Keeffiana: Art and Art Materials from the Extensive Collection of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Mixed-Media Artist Katya Bonnenfant Opens Second Exhibition Under New Moniker at Haines Gallery

Cleveland Art Museum to Auction More than Two Dozen European Paintings

Salvaged Scotch on Display to Mark 70th Anniversary of SS Politician Grounding

A New Gallery for Old Bond Street: Thomas Williams to Open New Exhibition Space in March

Norman Rockwell's America...In England Opens to Critical Acclaim!

Helmut Newton Foundation Extends 'Alice Springs' Exhibition Until May 15th

Move For Life! with ArtParis 2011

Newly Discovered Paintings by Hokusai and Important Porcelains in Asia Week Exhibition

New York City Landlord Wants Money from Lennon Suit Auction, Sues Braswell Galleries

Kunsthalle Zürich Presents an Exhibition by Heimo Zobernig, Key Figure in the Austrian Art Scene

Beatles Memorabilia Museum with Thousands of Objects Opens in Buenos Aires

Vargas, Sundblom and Elvgren Masterpieces Anchor Illustration Art Auction in Beverly Hills

"A Serpentine Gesture and Other Prophecies" on View at Le Frac Lorraine

Kutluǧ Ataman & Šejla Kamerić Receive Routes Award from European Cultural Foundation

Chinese Teacher Helps Blind Find Confidence in Art

Inscribed 18th Century Mughal Emerald Seal Owned by Officer of the East India Company for Sale at Bonhams

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site