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New Program Series at the Guggenheim Explores Futurism’s Many Facets

Installation view: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Installation view: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 21–September 1, 2014. Photo: Kris McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Poetry that abolished syntax, understanding art through touch, and a 1917 seduction manual—these and other concerns of the Italian Futurists will be examined during a series of programs and events starting at the Guggenheim next month. More

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“An Exciting Discovery”: Italian Futurism Exhibition Opens at the Guggenheim with Rarely Seen Works

Benedetta (Benedetta Cappa Marinetti), Syntheses of Communications (Sintesi delle comunicazioni), 1933–34
Benedetta (Benedetta Cappa Marinetti), Syntheses of Communications (Sintesi delle comunicazioni), 1933–34. Tempera and encaustic on canvas, dimensions variable. Il Palazzo delle Poste di Palermo, Sicily, Poste Italiane © Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, used by permission of Vittoria Marinetti and Luce Marinetti’s heirs. Installation view: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 21–September 1, 2014. Photo: Kris McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

The first comprehensive retrospective of Italian Futurism in a U.S. museum is now on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. More

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Installing Mona Hatoum's Impenetrable

Mona Hatoum, Impenetrable, 2009
Mona Hatoum, Impenetrable, 2009. Steel and nylon monofilament, 300 × 300 × 300 cm, edition 3/3. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Collections Council; International Director's Council; with additional funds from Anne Ames, Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, and Marcio Fainzilber 2012.10 © Mona Hatoum. Installation view: Lasting Images, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 14, 2013–January 12, 2014. Photo: Kristopher McKay

Assistant Curator Lauren Hinkson describes the neck-crinking effort required to install Mona Hatoum’s sculpture, and how this mirrors the experience of viewing the work. More

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Q&A with Francine Snyder

Unprocessed records.
Unprocessed records. James Johnson Sweeney records, A0001, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York

Francine Snyder, former director of the Library and Archives at the Guggenheim, answered some common questions about Findings—how the project started, what it’s like to shuffle through archival material, and which discoveries were her favorite. More

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Report from TEDxDUMBO

TEDxDUMBO
Photo: Jake Davis

Last Saturday, TED, the organization that promotes “ideas worth sharing,” lent its name and support to The City 2.0, a series of conferences on urban futures held in seventy cities around the world. The New York iteration of this event was held in DUMBO. More