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Futurism's Riots

Detail: Umberto Boccioni, Riot in the Galleria (Rissa in Galleria), 1910. Oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm. Pinocoteca di Brera, Milan. Photo: Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici Artistici ed Etnoantropologici di Milano su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo/Laboratorio fotografico
Detail: Umberto Boccioni, Riot in the Galleria (Rissa in Galleria), 1910. Oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm. Pinocoteca di Brera, Milan. Photo: Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici Artistici ed Etnoantropologici di Milano su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo/Laboratorio fotografico

Umberto Boccioni’s 1910 Riot in the Galleria, which joined the Guggenheim's Italian Futurism exhibition in May, epitomizes contemporary city life—a favorite theme of Futurism—using a 19th-century style of painting. More

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The Guggenheim Museum's Previous Tower, Completed in 1968

Photographs of the renovation and construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, November 1967
Photographs of the renovation and construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, November 1967. Photographer unknown. Building History records (unprocessed). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

These three photographic snapshots from the end of the construction show the Guggenheim's previous tower as it stood nearly completed on 89th street in November 1967. More

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What Does “America” Mean to You?

Video still: Excerpt on Alfredo Jaar's A Logo for America, Nisma Zaman © 2014 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Video still: Excerpt on Alfredo Jaar's A Logo for America, Nisma Zaman © 2014 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

“America” still denotes the United States alone. Artist Alfredo Jaar's provocative video, on view in Times Square this August, proposes that it can and should encompass the Latin American population as well. More

Guggenheim UBS MAP

On the MAP: Latin American Artists Discuss their Work, A Trailblazing Film Series Launches, and No Country Lives On

Installation views, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014
Installation view, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 13–October 1, 2014

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we present a video overview of Under the Same Sun and share details on an exciting new MAP film series. More

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The Guggenheim’s Architectonic Futurisms

Detail: Angiolo Mazzoni, boiler house, control cabin, and personnel facilities at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella railway station (1927–34). Historical photograph. MART, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy © Archivio Storico - istituto Luce Cinecittà. Photo: © MART, Archivio del ’900
Detail: Angiolo Mazzoni, boiler house, control cabin, and personnel facilities at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella railway station (1927–34). Historical photograph. MART, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy © Archivio Storico - istituto Luce Cinecittà. Photo: © MART, Archivio del ’900

Along with Antonio Sant’Elia, known for his significant architectural drawings, the author considers the work of architect Angiolo Mazzoni, and explores the connections between the two Futurists. More