Selections from the Guggenheim Collections at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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BILBAO.- From June 14, 2011, to January 8, 2012, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is hosting Painterly Abstraction, 1949–1969: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections. The exhibition investigates major trends in U.S. and European art in a singular overview of two decades of creative output. With nearly 80 works by over 60 artists from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the exhibition explores the similarities among different forms of artistic expression that emerged in Europe and North America. Many paintings on view in the exhibition were acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum during its second director James Johnson Sweeney’s tenure (1952–60