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The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao & The Architecture of Frank Gehry Sian Walters Thursday 09 April 2020

The Guggenheim, designed by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry and opened to the public in 1997, is one of the most exciting buildings of the 20th C.

The lecture begins with an Introduction to the Guggenheim foundation and how it came about, and then moves on to  describe the very particular circumstances that led to the commission in Bilbao. It examines the architecture of Frank Gehry using illustrations from his work in Europe and  America. The lecture ends with an introduction to the collection of paintings, sculptures and installations contained  within the museum, covering the permanent collection as well as providing up-to-date information on current and future exhibitions.

Sian Walters

Studied at Cambridge University. Lecturer at the National Gallery and The Wallace Collection and taught at Surrey University, specialising in 15th and 16th century Italian painting, Spanish art & architecture, and the relationship between dance and art. Also teaches private courses, and organises lectures, study days and art holidays abroad. Has lived in France and Italy, where she worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.