The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with David Hosking

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with David Hosking


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The Guggenheim Bilbao has been called "the greatest building of our time" (Philip Johnson). But, how did the Guggenheim Bilbao come about?

Hear about how this remarkable work of architecture came into being, what's inside, and the relationship between the building and the city of Bilbao in this seminar. This presentation introduces the third permanent Guggenheim Museum, including background on the decision to create the museum. If Guggenheim means art, what does Bilbao mean? Find out a little about the Basque city, and how the building and Bilbao have grown together.

The webinar talks about some of the characteristics that make the building unique, from its metallic sheen to an unusual relationship with the site. It also covers some of the names linked to the building, from the original Guggenheims -Solomon and Peggy- to the architect, Frank Gehry, who said of his museum that "it put Bilbao on the map, and I guess it put me on the map."

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art, David Hosking, this interactive seminar will cover the past and present of the Guggenheim Bilbao. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this remarkable museum.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Rebecca (Evanston, US)
Guggenheim Bilbao

Excellent presentation, starting with background on the Guggenheims and Frank Gehry, continuing to the museum building, and concluding with examples of the permanent collection and temporary exhibits. The best part was the pace, which allowed us time to really look at each visual.

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Noelle Hetz (Monterey, US)
Bilbao Museum

Excellent and informative presentation. Almost feel like I don't need to go there now! But only almost --

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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with David Hosking

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John
Fabulous Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao

This is an entertaining virtual visit to the site of the museum, its history, its architectural wonder, and some of its great art. David Hosking is a very knowledgeable guide.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Joanna NYC (New York, US)

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Rebecca (Evanston, US)
Guggenheim Bilbao

Excellent presentation, starting with background on the Guggenheims and Frank Gehry, continuing to the museum building, and concluding with examples of the permanent collection and temporary exhibits. The best part was the pace, which allowed us time to really look at each visual.

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Noelle Hetz (Monterey, US)
Bilbao Museum

Excellent and informative presentation. Almost feel like I don't need to go there now! But only almost --

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BERYL

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with David Hosking

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John
Fabulous Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao

This is an entertaining virtual visit to the site of the museum, its history, its architectural wonder, and some of its great art. David Hosking is a very knowledgeable guide.