Scrapbooks regarding the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1935-1939

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel (155 frames)

Collection Summary: Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and other printed material relating to Solomon R. Guggenheim and his collection of non-objective art. Topics include: the exhibitions of the collection at the Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, S.C., 1936 and 1938, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1937, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939; the formation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1937; the opening of the collection at 24 E. 54th St., June 1939; Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay; painter Rudolf Bauer; and Guggenheim. Editorials and letters to the editor regarding abstract art are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note: Modern art museum; New York, N.Y. Solomon R. Guggenheim's collection of mostly abstract, non-objective painting was largely formed by artist and promotor of non-objective painting, Hilla Rebay. In 1937 it was established as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and in 1939, as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting. After Guggenheim's death in 1949 the name was changed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Lent for microfilming 1965 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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