The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, September 22, 2014


Helsinki council nixes building Guggenheim museum
Deputy director Ari Wiseman of the Guggenheim Foundation (L), Juan Ignacio Vidarte, head of the foundation's global strategies (2-L), Janne Gallen-Kallela-Siren, director of the Helsinki Art Museum (3-L), the Mayor of Helsinki, Jussi Pajunen (2-R) and Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen (R) attend a press conference in Helsinki, Finland 10 January 2012. Reports state that a Guggenheim Foundation feasibility study released on 10 February proposes the area of Katajanokka in Helsinki's south harbor waterfront as the site for a new museum. The City Council is to make a decision on the construction within the next few weeks. The project will also need approval by the board of the Guggenheim Foundation. If approved, the museum would start its operation around the years 2017-18. EPA/MARKKU OJALA.
HELSINKI (AP).- The Helsinki City Council has narrowly rejected a proposal to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital.

The council's board voted 8-7 against the project on Wednesday after a yearlong feasibility study commissioned by the mayor of Helsinki at a cost of $2.5 million (€1.9 million).

Culture Minister Paavo Arhinmaki expressed his satisfaction, saying the $180 million museum project was too expensive and "is now buried."

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation proposed building a museum in the Finnish capital in January.

The organization has several museums worldwide, including in Germany, Italy, Spain and one under construction in Abu Dhabi.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



Today's News

May 3, 2012

Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' fetches record $119.9 million at Sotheby's auction

Christie's Latin American sale presents masterpieces by Matta, Carrington, Portinari & Botero

Major and unprecedented survey of the work of Lucio Fontana opens at Gagosian Gallery

Exhibition of Pablo Picasso's most celebrated series, The Vollard Suite, opens at the British Museum

Important 17th century masterpiece unveiled at the National Gallery of Victoria

Personal Hebrew seal from the end of the First Temple period discovered in Jerusalem

Collection of iconic photographs assembled by Eric and Louise Franck donated to Tate

Biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years opens at Barbican Art Gallery

Masterpieces by one of Russia's highest selling female artists, believed destroyed, offered by Bonhams

Christie's Spring Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieves $117 million

Lifetime collection of prominent Washington, DC lawyer to be sold at Heritage Auctions

1949 Bigsby Solid Body, only the fourth guitar crafted by famed maker, brings $266,500

Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from its London photographs auction

David C. Yu appointed Development Director at Aperture Foundation

Exhibition of provocative new work by Rachel Lee Hovnanian on view at Leila Heller Gallery

Belgian artist David Claerbout opens exhibition at Vienna's Secession

Two highly acclaimed moving image installations by Douglas Gordon on view at the Mead Gallery

Helsinki council nixes building Guggenheim museum

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