The Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation opened the exhibition hall Deutsche Guggenheim at the historical venue Unter den Linden in November 1997. In a very short time, the Deutsche Guggenheim had established a solid reputation for itself through its first-rate exhibitions and became an integral part of the cultural events of Berlin.
More than 2 million visitors took delight in a richly diversified program featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, complemented by a conceptually oriented supporting program.
Ever since its foundation in 1870, the Deutsche Bank has considered its cultural involvement to be an essential element of its commercial and social responsibility. As one expression of this focus, there has been developed under the motto "Art works" the largest corporate art collection in the entire world, today numbering over 56,000 works. The major emphasis of the collection is on contemporary works on paper.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937 to realize four basic objectives: the collection, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of objects of 20th-century visual culture. Today, the Guggenheim has grown to encompass new concerns. Currently, the Guggenheim Foundation administers a collection of museums and exhibition spaces around the world. These are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin.
Photo: David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
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