Guggenheim celebrates immigrant roots in age of Trump

The Guggenheim Museum is featuring works collected by founder Solomon R. Guggenheim's niece Peggy Guggenheim, who came to the US to flee Nazi GermanyThe Guggenheim Museum is highlighting the work of some of the visionaries who shaped its collection, using the occasion to note immigrants's contributions to American art weeks after President Donald Trump signed a travel ban. A show opening Friday in New York features works collected by founder Solomon R. Guggenheim's niece Peggy Guggenheim, who along with art dealer Justin K. Tannhauser came to the United States to flee Nazi Germany. Paintings and sculpture acquisitions by immigrant art dealer Karl Nierendorf, as well as those of two other Guggenheim contemporaries — German-born artist Hilla Rebay and Katherine Dreier — are on display for this tribute to the Guggenheim Foundation's eight decades of support for radical experimentation in art.


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