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Ephemera from Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic

Exhibition brochure, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, 1979
Exhibition brochure, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, 1979. Exhibition records. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY.

Thirty-five years ago in the summer of 1979, the retrospective Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic filled the Guggenheim Museum rotunda with the works of Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and nearly 150 pre-Columbian and contemporary Mexican art objects. More

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A Flyer for Nam June Paik's Robot-Opera

Robot-Opera Flyer
Nam June Paik Robot-Opera flyer, circa 1964. Artist files. A0008. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

This flyer announces Nam June Paik’s Robot-Opera (1964) “….on every streets and squares in New York.” The remote-controlled robot played audiotaped speeches of President John F. Kennedy. More

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The Long Friendship of Ward Jackson and Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin, untitled (to Ward Jackson, an old friend and colleague who, during the Fall of 1957 when I finally returned to New York from Washington and joined him to work together in this museum, kindly communicated), 1971
Dan Flavin, untitled (to Ward Jackson, an old friend and colleague who, during the Fall of 1957 when I finally returned to New York from Washington and joined him to work together in this museum, kindly communicated), 1971. Daylight, pink, yellow, green, and blue fluorescent light, 2- and 8-ft fixtures. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Partial gift of the artist in honor of Ward Jackson 72.1985 © 2014 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Installation view: Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1971, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 12–April 11, 1971. Exhibition records. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

Dan Flavin and Ward Jackson may have become friends while both worked in the Guggenheim mailroom, but their friendship lasted longer than their tenure together at the museum. More