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Installation Photographs of Eva Hesse's Work

Eva Hesse exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1972
Eva Hesse exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1972. Box 1170. Series 3: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: 261: Eva Hesse. Exhibition records. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York

The Guggenheim Museum held Eva Hesse: A Memorial Exhibition from December 7, 1972 to February 11, 1973, two and a half years after the artist's untimely death in 1970 at the age of 34. More

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Robert Motherwell Supervising the Installation of his Exhibition

Photograph of Robert Motherwell during the installation of his exhibition, 1984 and installation diagram, 1985. 441: Robert Motherwell. Exhibition files. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York. Art © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Photograph of Robert Motherwell during the installation of his exhibition, 1984 and installation diagram, 1985. 441: Robert Motherwell. Exhibition files. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York. Art © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

A retrospective exhibition of the Abstract Expressionist painter Robert Motherwell was shown at the Guggenheim Museum from December 7, 1984 to February 3, 1985. More

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Exterior Sign for the Museum of Non-Objective Painting

Photograph of museum exterior, 1945; Sign sketch and paint samples, 1940
Photograph of museum exterior, 1945. 43: Kandinsky Memorial Exhibition. Exhibition files. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York Sign sketch and paint samples, 1940. Series 2: Administration: Building: 24 East 54th Street: Signs. Hilla Rebay records. A0010. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York

As evidenced by the sign visible through the museum window, this photograph, found within the Exhibition files, was taken during the Kandinsky Memorial Exhibition, which was held at the Museum of Non-Objective Painting from March 15 to April 29, 1945. More

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The Correspondence of James Lee Byars

James Lee Byars correspondence to Thomas M. Messer, 1965-1988. Boxes 4251-4255, 5027. Series 3: Artist Correspondence: Byars, James Lee. Thomas M. Messer records. A0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York. © Estate of James Lee Byars
James Lee Byars correspondence to Thomas M. Messer, 1965-1988. Boxes 4251-4255, 5027. Series 3: Artist Correspondence: Byars, James Lee. Thomas M. Messer records. A0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York. © Estate of James Lee Byars

The artist James Lee Byars corresponded with Thomas M. Messer between 1965 and 1988, almost the entire duration of Messer's directorship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. More

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Postcard from Bĕla Kolářová to Thomas M. Messer, 1979

Postcard from Bĕla Kolářová to Thomas M. Messer, 1979. Box 4120. Series 3: Artist Correspondence: Kolář, Jiří (with correspondence from Bĕla Kolářová). Thomas M. Messer records. A0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York
Postcard from Bĕla Kolářová to Thomas M. Messer, 1979. Box 4120. Series 3: Artist Correspondence: Kolář, Jiří (with correspondence from Bĕla Kolářová). Thomas M. Messer records. A0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York

Artist Bĕla Kolářová, wife of fellow Czech artist Jiří Kolář, sent this postcard to Thomas M. Messer in 1979. More