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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Director's Choice

Juan Ignacio Vidarte

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 246 9

    Size: 190 x 165 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 80

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    Date published: April, 2019

    Date published: October, 2019

    UK £9.95 /US $14.95


  • A selection of highlights from the esteemed contemporary art collection at the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Offers a unique and personal perspective on the collection.


The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in October 1997 as part of a large-scale urban renovation project, and since then the Museum’s popularity has flourished. Its contemporary art collection has been the deserving focus of this acclaim; a coherent set of more than 130 works exhibiting some of the most significant creations of the period from the mid-twentieth century up to the modern day. This guide takes the reader on a private tour of the remarkable collection through a selection of highlights, judiciously chosen by General Director Juan Ignacio Vidarte, and offers an engaging preface or echo to the thrill of experiencing the works first hand.

Also available in Spanish and French editions.

Author information

Juan Ignacio Vidarte was appointed General Director of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 1996, and since 2008 he has been the General Director of Global Strategy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.