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Kandinsky Exhibition at the Guggenheim Helps Set New Attendance Record

Vasily Kandinsky  - "Komposition 8" (Composition 8), July, 1923 - Oil on canvas, (140 x 201 cm) 55 1/8 x 79 1/8 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift. 37.262.

NEW YORK, NY.- Record-breaking attendance at the
museum has been recorded for 2009, the fiftieth-anniversary year of the landmark
building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Over 1.3 million visitors came to the
museum this past year,
enjoying groundbreaking exhibitions such as The
Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989; Frank Lloyd Wright:
From Within Outward; The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions at the 1959 Inaugural; and
the major Kandinsky exhibition.