Guggenheim Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. This complex consists of interconnected buildings. It was designed by Los Angeles-based architect Frank O. Gehry.
The museum is built alongside the Nervion River that runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea. It belongs to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation which has many other museums.
Quick Facts: –
- The Guggenheim Museum covers a total area of total 24,000 square meters. Out of this area 11,000 square meters are dedicated to exhibition space.
- This museum was originally opened as a cooperative venture between the Guggenheim Foundation and the Basque regional administration.
- The structure is made of glass, titanium, and limestone. The building has no flat surfaces.
- It receives a large number of visitors every day.
- There are permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
- This building represents a magnificent example of the most groundbreaking 20th-century architecture.
- This museum is one of the most celebrated works of architect Frank O. Gehry.
- It was also part of an urban renewal program conceived by the Basque regional government.
- The total cost of building this gigantic structure was USD 89 million.
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