The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presented this morning the museum’s program of activities for this year, which marks the 25th anniversary of its opening. “Art inspires the future” is the concept that will preside over the celebration.
Under this motto, the museum has prepared a program of exhibitions and various events throughout the year to “thank, share and commemorate with the public”. In October and November, for example, the “Opening to the Territory” campaign will take place, an initiative through which all citizens of the Basque Autonomous Community will be able to visit the museum without paying admission between October 19 and November 30.
Highlights of the exhibition schedule include “From Fauvism to Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris”, the retrospective dedicated to Dubuffet, the spring and summer exhibition called “Motion, Autos, Art, Architecture”, curated by Norman Foster , or the exhibition of works from its own collection for autumn.
In the musical sphere, the museum has announced five performances: “Hamar”, by Gabriel Erkoreka on April 30 and May 1; “The world is a museum”, a story by Kirmen Uribe with the Bilbao Choral Society and the Euskadi Brass orchestra on May 11 and 12; “Concert for two anniversaries” with the BOS on June 18; Francisco Escudero’s “Symphony No. 3 (Mythical Symphony)” performed by the Children’s Choir of the Bilbao Choral Society and Ensemble Kuraia and narrated by Andoni Alemán on October 1; and a recital by maestro Joaquín Achúcarro on November 3.
In addition, on October 16, the show The Missing Element can be enjoyed in the atrium of the museum, which introduces disciplines such as rap, beatbox and break dance into the museum and its architecture; on June 24, the group Deabru Beltzak will offer the show “Symfeuny” on the esplanade of the museum; and between October 11 and 13, the music, light and sound show “Reflections” will be repeated on the museum’s façade.
Between October 19 and November 30, the “Opening to the Territory” campaign will take place, an initiative through which all citizens of Álava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa will be able to visit the museum without paying admission.