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Guggenheim Taps Curator as New Chief

Pittsburgh's Armstrong heralds new direction for museum

(Newser) - The Guggenheim Foundation has chosen Richard Armstrong, the head of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, as the museum's new director. He succeeds Thomas Krens, who established the Guggenheim as a global brand with branches in Europe and more planned in Asia and the Middle East. But Krens' commercialism and expansionist... More »

Guggenheim's Vegas Gallery Craps Out

Art doesn't play on the Strip; museum outpost folds after 7 years

(Newser) - The Guggenheim Museum's second venue on the Las Vegas Strip is closing its doors after 7 years. The nonprofit satellite gallery, which presented works from both the New York museum and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, was housed in the decidedly for-profit Venetian Hotel. A larger space folded only 18... More »

Guggenheim Won't Be Turning Yellow

Wright wanted it, but landmarks commission says it stays off-white

(Newser) - When the construction wrappings come off, the Guggenheim Museum will be off-white again, not yellow, after an unusual preservation debate was settled by New York City's landmarks commission. Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Upper East Side museum was painted a buff yellow for its first four years—the architect famously hated... More »

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