Congratulations to art history major Claire Zehnith ('22) for landing an internship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Marketing department. In this role, Claire will work directly under the Social Media Producer and Associate Manager of Digital Marketing and assist with media production, development, and research. Further, the Guggenheim provides cultural seminars on Friday mornings, which all interns attend. Claire is excited about this opportunity!
The following information comes from the Guggenheim Foundation’s web site: https://www.guggenheim.org/
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937, and its first New York–based venue for the display of art, the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, opened in 1939. With its exhibitions of Solomon Guggenheim’s somewhat eccentric art collection, the unusual gallery—designed by William Muschenheim at the behest of Hilla Rebay, the foundation’s curator and the museum’s director—provided many visitors with their first encounter with great works by Vasily Kandinsky, as well as works by his followers, including Rudolf Bauer, Alice Mason, Otto Nebel, and Rolph Scarlett. The need for a permanent building to house Guggenheim’s art collection became evident in the early 1940s, and in 1943 renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright gained the commission to design a museum in New York City. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened on October 21, 1959.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.