Olafur Eliasson: In real life. Installation for Bilbao, with Marta Arzak. The installation of the monumental Valkyrie in the Atrium of the Museum. The Conservation of Maman with Aitziber Velasco. Living Collage Workshop with Nerea Lekuona. Installing Olafur Eliasson: in real life. Spectacular Installations in the Atrium with Daniel Vega.
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Text description provided by the architects. Swelling out towards the city of Manhattan, the Solomon R. The exterior of the Guggenheim Museum is a stacked white cylinder of reinfored concrete swirling towards the sky. Inside Wright proposed "one great space on a continuous floor," and his concept was a success. Walking inside, a visitor's first intake is a huge atrium, rising 92' in height to an expansive glass dome. Along the sides of this atrium is a continuous ramp uncoiling upwards six stories for more than one-quarter of a mile, allowing for one floor to flow into another. The design of the museum as one continuous floor with the levels of ramps overlooking the open atrium also allowed for the interaction of people on different levels, enhancing the design in section. Although the space within the building is undeniably majestic and the building itself monumental, it was not perfectly successful in terms of function. The curved walls of the interior were intended so that paintings had to be tilted backward, "as on the artist's easel.
The museum is inaugurated on 18 October by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, with an exhibition of contemporary works of art. Built alongside the Nervion River , which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea , it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
The Solomon R. It is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist , Post-Impressionist , early Modern , and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R.