Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

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Guggenheim Hermitage Museum ("The Jewel Box")
Established October 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
Dissolved May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11)
Location The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Visitors 1.1 million visitors
Owner Guggenheim Foundation
The Venetian hotel in 2007.

The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum was a museum owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It was located in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. It was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas[1] and opened on October 7, 2001. It added three more collections and exhibits subsequent to its opening. It was the result of a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and its exhibitions featured works held by both institutions.

The museum, known as the "Jewel Box", closed on May 11, 2008. It attracted over 1.1 million visitors with ten exhibitions of masterworks by leading artists from the last six centuries, from Van Eyck, Titian and Velázquez, to Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock and Lichtenstein.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guggenheim Hermitage Museum — The Building from guggenheimlasvegas.org[dead link]
  2. ^ Peterson, Kristen. "Vegas, Say Goodbye to Guggenheim", Las Vegas Sun, April 10, 2008, accessed on March 14, 2012

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