New York

New York

“Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
May 20–August 10, 2005

Curated by Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker, Brigitte Murnau, and Karole Vail

The Museum of Non-Objective Painting was eventually renamed for its benefactor, Solomon R. Guggenheim, but its first curator and founding director (1939–52), visionary and champion, was the German artist Hilla Rebay. It was Rebay who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build “a temple to non-objectivity” and who supervised the museum’s inaugural show, “Art of Tomorrow.” This double retrospective recreates part of that exhibition and presents Rebay’s own collages, drawings, and paintings.

Travels in two parts to co-organizing institutions Schlossmuseum Murnau and Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Sept. 8, 2005–Jan. 8, 2006; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, May 4–July 30, 2006.