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Guggenheim Bilbao, the museum of Modern Art celebrates its 20 years

Guggenheim Bilbao, the museum of Modern Art celebrates its 20 years

The cultural flagship of Bilbao is celebrating its 20 years. And more than ever, this institution is showcasing the leading masters of Modern Art.

Cultural beacon of the Spanish Basque country, which certain museums throughout the world have tried to emulate, but without ever equaling it, the monumental building signed Franck Ghery is a model of success. This architectural landmark, that has printed its image on the region's postcards, is prolonged with a bridge drawn by Daniel Buren, in the same vein as the Golden Gate of San Francisco.

A grandiose fiesta for the 20 years of the Guggenheim Bilbao

Twenty years after its inauguration, the Guggenheim of Bilbao, not to be mistaken with its twin museum in New York, is the local pride. The international audience does not miss any of its great annual events and well-known art galleries have blossomed nearby in order to attract buyers and collectors seeking confirmed or budding talents.

Musée Guggenheim Bilbao de nuit
At night, the « Fuente de Fuego » fountains by Yves Klein offer a magical side ! © DR
Musée Gufggenhaim Bilbao Jeff Koons Puppy et Tulipes
The spectacle is ensured by the Puppy and Tulips works of Jeff Koons. © DR

Artistic avant-garde at the heart of Spain

And in keeping with its avant-gardist spirit, it has programmed, from the 30th of June to the 9th of November 2017, a retrospective showcasing Bill Viola. This ambitious exhibition, dedicated to one of the pionneers of video as an artistic form, goes back to the sources of a trend that has earned its letters of nobility over time. This Summer, take advantage of your cultural visit to rediscover the Spanish charms of Bilbao…

Musée Guggenheim rétrospective Bill Viola
Highly awaited, the Bill Viola retrospective is making reservations soar. © DR

Destination Bilbao, the cultural stopover for Summer 2017.