Art museums and galleries in Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern art. It is in Abando, Bilbao, Spain. The museum was opened in 1997. It is one of the several museums belonging to Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation. This museum was designed by the architect Frank Gehry. There are no flat surfaces in this building. The structure of the building is made of glass, titanium, and limestone.

The museum has three aims in its mission. The museum wants to bring together and help the public to interpret the arts of our time. They want to encourage art education. They also want to increase the knowledge of the public's understanding of the arts. The collections at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao have works by the some of the most famous artists of the past four decades. There are works of many genres including Minimalism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Abstract Expressionism. Spanish contemporary and Basque art are also displayed from some of the local and regional artists.

There are over one hundred exhibitions in the museum. There have been ten million visitors to the museum.

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Lucille Fisher
27 April 2017
Awesome architecture outside & inside. Very well curated collection of contemporary art. Only downside is the no photo of art policy. Quite surprising it applies even to their permanent exhibitions.
Rafael Marin
2 September 2015
This is one of the best museums I've ever visited. It's organic, like an animal, and you travel inside it and flow through its architecture. Unforgettable experience.
Dave Mc
7 January 2020
The building is absolutely amazing, inside and out, and worth the price of admission itself, but aside from a couple paintings in the ‘masters’ room I have zero appreciation for the art though. ????
Noah Weiss
27 August 2016
A borderline religious experience for any architecture (Gehry's masterpiece) or art lover (massive Serra collection, Koons, Warhol, etc). Takes at least 6 hours for the inside and outside.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Designed by architect Frank Ghery, Guggenheim Bilbao has been hailed as “the greatest building of our time.” Explore all 24,000 square meters, of which 11,000 are dedicated to exhibition space.
eric bornemann
28 June 2018
Beautiful building but aside from the incredible Serra’s, you are at the mercy of the special exhibits, wish there was more of a permanent collection to explore. PS Koons puppy needs to go.
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