The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, July 5, 2015

Guggenheim exhibition of American Avant-Garde to open at the historic Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Untitled (Green Silver), ca. 1949. Enamel and aluminum paint on paper, mounted on canvas, 22 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches (57.8 x 78.1 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift, Sylvia and Joseph Slifka, 2004.
ROME.- The Guggenheim will open a special exhibition at the historic Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the heart of Rome on February 7, 2012. Showcasing more than 60 exemplary works from the museum's permanent collection, Guggenheim Collection: The American Avant-Garde 1945–1980 traces the key upheavals in art during the decades after World War II and highlights the often radical challenges to traditional notions of art and art making that emerged during the period.

Through paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations, the exhibition examines one of the most important periods in American art, beginning when Abstract Expressionism brought worldwide attention—and sometimes controversy—to a circle of New York artists, including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Over the next few decades, the United States remained a global center for modern art as various aesthetic practices took root and proliferated, from Conceptualism and Minimalism to Pop art and Photorealism.

This period also marked a key shift for the Guggenheim, which evolved from being a small showcase for European abstract painting to becoming an international center and advocate for contemporary art. Through its forward-thinking patrons, supporters, and curators, the museum acquired pieces that would later become some of the most iconic artworks of the postwar period, many of which are featured in the exhibition.

Though focused on American art, the exhibition itself has an international reach, drawing on works from the Guggenheim's global network of museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Organized in partnership with the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the largest multidisciplinary arts center in downtown Rome, the exhibition reflects the Guggenheim's ongoing efforts to collaborate with international institutions to promote an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art.

"With its classical galleries and magnificent vistas, the Palazzo offers a new context and unique setting for experiencing iconic works by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Chuck Close, among others," says Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. "We hope that Guggenheim Collection: The American Avant-Garde 1945–1980 provides audiences with new insight into one of the most intriguing periods in the history of American art."

Curated by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator of Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Collection: The American Avant-Garde 1945–1980 includes works by Pollock, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Dan Flavin, Robert Bechtle, Richard Estes, and many others. The exhibition runs from February 7 to May 6, 2012. Visit the Palazzo delle Esposizioni for exhibition times and details.

Today's News

February 7, 2012

The royal family of Qatar purchases Paul Cezanne's Card Players for a record $250 million

Christie's London announces full details of the long-awaited Hockney on paper sale

Guggenheim exhibition of American Avant-Garde to open at the historic Palazzo delle Esposizioni

First comprehensive study of Renoir's full-length canvases at the Frick Collection

Modern masters lead Christie's March sale of fine American paintings, drawings and sculpture

Sotheby's to sell violin by Nicolò Amati in London sale of Musical Instruments to be held in March

Contemporary artists explore the secret life of museums and their collections in new exhibition

University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography acquires the Jack Welpott Archive

American contemporary artist Michael Dweck invited to have a solo exhibition in Cuba

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that large charitable donations are on the rise

Taxter & Spengemann's Pascal Spengemann joins Marlborough Chelsea as Director

Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975 at the new West Hollywood Library

Despite a well-publicized ceremony, New York Fort William Henry's skeletons not buried

Transformed Yale University Art Gallery to open in December 2012

Original Frank Miller Dark Knight cover art offered in Heritage Auctions' February event

Norton Museum presents solo exhibition of works by Tacita Dean

Irma Stern at the height of her powers, dazzles with Zanzibar masterpiece for sale at Bonhams

Philadelphia celebrates Dickens' 200th birthday

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Exhibition presents French Impressionist's most important and provocative paintings

2.- Sotheby's auction achieves the second-highest total for any sale ever held in London

3.- High Museum of Art premieres major United States exhibition of Alex Katz landscapes

4.- China's Great Wall is disappearing due to adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities

5.- Van Gogh to Pollock: Exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum presents art world rebels

6.- Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows at Washington National Cathedral

7.- Christie's London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale achieves $112,908,380

8.- First comprehensive show on the history, politics and culture of homosexuality_ies opens in Berlin

9.- Sotheby's to re-launch Irish Art sales in London; Sale includes important nude by William Orpen

10.- Centre Pompidou devotes a major exhibition to Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum's work

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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