The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's mission is to collect, preserve, and research into modern and contemporary works of art and to present them in their historical context, offering audiences of every age and type a chance to discover the art of our time. The Museum's art program, which includes presentations from the permanent collection and special exhibitions, is presented in the building designed by Frank Gehry, an extraordinary architectural landmark on a par with the art treasures it houses. Conceived as part of an ambitious plan to completely transform the city of Bilbao, the Museum is the product of an exceptional partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Since it first opened to the public on October 19, 1997, the Guggenheim Bilbao has been part of the international constellation of Guggenheim Museums, renowned for its iconic buildings and innovative approach to museum model that allows members to share resources, projects, and initiatives.
Images: © The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York /VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017; © Collection: Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat; Jorge Oteiza © Pilar Oteiza, A+V Agencia de Creadores Visuales, 2017; © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ARS, New York, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017; © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017; authorized reproductions © VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017; © FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, 2017.