Past and present Library and Archives staff members routinely discover new and surprising items from the museum’s vast trove of records and share their discoveries.
Robert Motherwell Retrospective exhibition brochure, 1984. Exhibition Files. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY.
This brochure is from the Robert Motherwell retrospective organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and held at the Guggenheim Museum from December 7, 1984, to February 3, 1985. More
Excerpt from “Guggenheim Museum Construction” [1956–1959]. Films on the construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. A0005. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York
This film shows the Guggenheim Museum moving out of the 1071 Fifth Avenue townhouse that housed it before construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. More
Brunton, Paul. A Hermit in the Himalayas. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., inc., 1937. HR BV4501 .B7562 1937
This book stands out from the other spiritual volumes and many other publications in Hilla Rebay’s collection because it contained pressed flowers and photographs and had several pencil marks on its pages. More
Invitation: Disco Night, 1978. Event records. A0063. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York
One night in 1978, the Guggenheim glittered with lights cast by a disco ball as guests and staff danced into the wee hours. More
Develing, E. (1969). Haags Gemeentemuseum Documentatie Centrum: Part of the documentation about the exhibition of Carl Andre from 23.8.1969 until 5.10.1969. The Hague, Netherlands: Haags Gemeentemuseum. RB NB237.A64 1969
This binder documents all stages of preparation for Carl Andre's solo show at the Gemeentemuseum in 1969. More
Alexander Calder 1964 Retrospective. Exhibition Files. A0003. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York. Photo: Robert Mates
Alexander Calder's 1964 retrospective at the Guggenheim included a new mobile, Ghost, gracefully hanging from the rotunda dome. More
The James Joyce Memorial Liquid Theater Playbill. 1971. Thomas M. Messer records. A0007. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY
In the fall of 1971, the Company Theater of Los Angeles put on a series of unusual evening performances at the Guggenheim that invited the audience to be participants, not spectators. More