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January 14, 1988 | VICTOR VALLE and RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Thomas Krens has been appointed director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, it was announced Wednesday. Peter Lawson-Johnson, president of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, said Krens, 41, would succeed Thomas M. Messer, who will retire June 30 after 27 years as museum director and director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which operates the museum. Krens, who served as director of the Williams College Museum in Williamstown, Mass.
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May 2, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
Lynn Zelevansky, who has become one of the world's leading curators of contemporary art during her 14-year tenure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has been appointed director of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She will assume her new position July 15, succeeding Richard Armstrong, who departed last year and now heads the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. -- Suzanne Muchnic
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May 2, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
Lynn Zelevansky, who has become one of the world's leading curators of contemporary art during her 14-year tenure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has been appointed director of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She will assume her new position July 15, succeeding Richard Armstrong, who departed last year and now heads the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. -- Suzanne Muchnic
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April 10, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The biggest bid to make great art-viewing happen in Vegas is not staying in Vegas: The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum will close May 11, as the New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, refocus their partnership on a proposed venture in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located off the main lobby of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the 7,600-square-foot museum opened in October 2001. Exhibitions included Impressionist paintings, ancient Egyptian artifacts, pop art and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs.
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December 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A plan to build another Guggenheim Museum in New York City has been scrapped because of economic constraints, the foundation in charge of the museum announced. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation said that it, the city and the state's Economic Development Corp. had pulled out of the $950-million project because the economy made it "not realistic at this time."
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April 10, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The biggest bid to make great art-viewing happen in Vegas is not staying in Vegas: The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum will close May 11, as the New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, refocus their partnership on a proposed venture in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located off the main lobby of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the 7,600-square-foot museum opened in October 2001. Exhibitions included Impressionist paintings, ancient Egyptian artifacts, pop art and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs.
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February 28, 2008 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Thomas Krens, the risk-taking museum head who led the Guggenheim organization on an international building and branding spree, will step down this year as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, its board chairman is expected to announce today.
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February 22, 1990 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation may have acquired the lion's share of Italian Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's contemporary American art collection last weekend, but very little of his coveted California art was included in the arrangement, the count revealed in an interview this week.
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January 1, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Following Monday's announcement that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will withdraw plans for a major new Manhattan development due to the rocky state of the U.S. economy, the development's architect, Frank Gehry, says he's not writing off the project just yet.
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July 11, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Abu Dhabi, the richest of seven sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement with the Guggenheim Foundation to build a modern art museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank O. Gehry. The museum will be the first Guggenheim in the Middle East, joining properties in New York, Berlin, Las Vegas, the Italian city of Venice and Bilbao in Spain, according to an e-mailed statement from Abu Dhabi's government.
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February 28, 2008 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Thomas Krens, the risk-taking museum head who led the Guggenheim organization on an international building and branding spree, will step down this year as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, its board chairman is expected to announce today.
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July 11, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Abu Dhabi, the richest of seven sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement with the Guggenheim Foundation to build a modern art museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank O. Gehry. The museum will be the first Guggenheim in the Middle East, joining properties in New York, Berlin, Las Vegas, the Italian city of Venice and Bilbao in Spain, according to an e-mailed statement from Abu Dhabi's government.
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January 1, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Following Monday's announcement that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will withdraw plans for a major new Manhattan development due to the rocky state of the U.S. economy, the development's architect, Frank Gehry, says he's not writing off the project just yet.
NATIONAL
December 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A plan to build another Guggenheim Museum in New York City has been scrapped because of economic constraints, the foundation in charge of the museum announced. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation said that it, the city and the state's Economic Development Corp. had pulled out of the $950-million project because the economy made it "not realistic at this time."
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June 16, 1992 | AMEI WALLACH, NEWSDAY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum that opens to the public on June 28 is in virtually every way a different museum from the Guggenheim that closed for renovation two years ago. During those two years, the art of the deal made all the headlines, and controversy over how the museum was funding its plans rose to a fever pitch. Not surprisingly, director Thomas Krens, who arrived three years ago to mastermind the transformation, has grown a little surly on the subject.
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February 22, 1990 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation may have acquired the lion's share of Italian Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's contemporary American art collection last weekend, but very little of his coveted California art was included in the arrangement, the count revealed in an interview this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1992 | AMEI WALLACH, NEWSDAY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum that opens to the public on June 28 is in virtually every way a different museum from the Guggenheim that closed for renovation two years ago. During those two years, the art of the deal made all the headlines, and controversy over how the museum was funding its plans rose to a fever pitch. Not surprisingly, director Thomas Krens, who arrived three years ago to mastermind the transformation, has grown a little surly on the subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1988 | VICTOR VALLE and RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Thomas Krens has been appointed director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, it was announced Wednesday. Peter Lawson-Johnson, president of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, said Krens, 41, would succeed Thomas M. Messer, who will retire June 30 after 27 years as museum director and director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which operates the museum. Krens, who served as director of the Williams College Museum in Williamstown, Mass.
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