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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...

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...

'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...

Culture Fri, Jan 21, 2005

Basterretxea creating homage to Franco victims

The sculptor Néstor Basterretxea is working on a homage to the victims of Franco´s fascist regime which will be installed in Bilbao´s Doña Casilda park when it is finished in a couple of months. At the base of the...

Culture Thu, Sep 2, 2004

Miguel de Unamuno Writing Competition

Bilbao Town Hall has opened the inscription period for texts for the 6th Miguel de Unamuno Writing Competition. Work can be submitted in Basque and in Spanish until November 30. Anyone can enter the competition, but all...

Bilbao's Puente Colgante to be proposed as Patrimonio de la Humanidad
Culture Fri, Jun 18, 2004

Bilbao's Puente Colgante to be proposed as Patrimonio...

The Basque government announced today that it will suggest the Puente Colgante in Bilbao is declared an official monument of cultural and historical heritage (Patrimonio de la Humanidad). The Consejo de Patrimonio...