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Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers
Culture Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has posted record visitor numbers in July and August with 322,247 people coming through the doors - 6,891 more than over the same period last year. According to their press release, 76%...

Yoko Ono opens exhibition at Bilbao Guggenheim
Culture Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Yoko Ono opens exhibition at Bilbao Guggenheim

BEATLE widow Yoko Ono has travelled to Bilbao to open an exhibition in the iconic Guggenheim Art Museum and is due to perform two concerts of her own works tonight (Wednesday). The wife of the late John Lennon – born...

Guggenheim presents "Painterly Abstraction"
Culture Tue, Jun 14, 2011

Guggenheim presents "Painterly Abstraction"

The Guggenheim's latest temporary exhibition "Painterly Abstraction 1949-1969" opened its doors today in Bilbao, giving art lovers the chance to enjoy the evolution of abstract expressionism in Europe and...

Helsinki wants a Guggenheim Museum
Culture Wed, Jan 19, 2011

Helsinki wants a Guggenheim Museum

FINLAND'S capital city wants to have a museum just like the Guggenheim, and has been in touch with Bilbao council to find out more about its design. Now, the provincial council of Vizcaya – of which Bilbao is the...

Guggenheim is 'Spain's most expensive art gallery'
Culture Sat, May 22, 2010

Guggenheim is 'Spain's most expensive art...

BILBAO'S Guggenheim museum has the most expensive entrance fee out of all Spain's major galleries, according to a study by the Eroski supermarket chain. To enter the futuristic building during periods of major...

Culture Thu, Jan 10, 2008

Ken Follett statue unveiled in Vitoria

Welsh author, Ken Follett, unveiled a statue of himself, the first ever made, in the Basque town of Vitoria earlier today during a two-day visit to promote the Spanish version of his new novel 'World Without...

Bilbao at the foot of a museum
Culture Thu, Aug 2, 2007

Bilbao at the foot of a museum

This summer, Bilbao quietly celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum. The city falls at the feet of a museum that, given its extraordinary architecture, could be described as works of art within a work...

Hundreds brave cold and rain for nude photo shoot
Culture Sun, Apr 23, 2006

Hundreds brave cold and rain for nude photo shoot

American photographer Spencer Tunick managed to persuade around 1,200 people to pose nude yesterday despite the chilly temperatures and persistent rain. They were snapped first of all inside the Palacio Kursaal and then...

'Man of Iron' exhibitions
Culture Tue, Apr 4, 2006

'Man of Iron' exhibitions

An exhibition of works by celebrated Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida opens next Thursday in Santander to coincide with tributes to the artist being paid at Bilbao’s Guggenheim and the Chillida-Leku museum in San...

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