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The seduction of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

In a landscape dominated by internationally renowned buildings such as the Iberdrola Tower and the University of Deusto, stands in the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. The sinuous walls of Frank O. Gehry´s work retain the echoes of the words of admiration of popular characters from all over the world, who could not resist the temptation of visiting this innovative facilities.

The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao has become an institution that is not limited to dress its walls with famous paintings and populate their spaces with artworks of solvency authors of the world of art as David Hockney or Egon Schielle. Its cultural program includes activities of all kinds. In addition to the guided tours, during the year, there are festivals bringing together leading interpreters of a wide range of styles: jazz, blues, pop rock ...


The Guggenheim´s architecture is characterized by curved and twisted forms and comprises a series of volumes covered by a metallic skin of titanium. This virtuosity have also gone on record world famous architects who have visited such as Jean Nouvel, Arata Isozaki, Norman Foster, Alvaro Siza, Zaha Hadid, Rafael Moneo and Ricardo Legorreta.


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The Bilbaos Museum lightens its sophisticated artsy with popular activities such as the animation movies. The ANIMABASAURI, a unique festival of cinema of its kind in the whole Spanish State, earns reputation for hosting some day, the Guggenheim, which has also seen circulating in its corridors exponents of the artistic field of cinema, Antonio Banderas, Merryl Streep, Woody Allen, Matt Dillon, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Bening, Sydney Pollack moved to Bilbao to experience the beauty spot of a building which is situated in the front of the architectural vanguard for a bold and innovative design, which represents an architectural landmark and a seductive backdrop background for the exhibition of contemporary art.


But what is surprising to tourists is its futuristic design, which combines in a special way with the solemnity of the Nobel prizes or the Prince of Asturias, represented by Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and Vice President of the United States, Edward Said, Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize in 2008, and Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Prize of Peace in 2004.

 

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 The Gehry´s building differs from other institutions with which it shares the artistic profile of its innovative, risky and complicated management proposals, which, however, always have the support of the public. This has happened with the Womens Nights, a cycle, consisting of a series of concerts in intimate format, of consecrated starring singers and great promises that is being developed in the Museum´s Atrium. Among the artists who have performed this year, there is Julieta Venegas or the French duo formed by the Sierra sisters and Blanca Casady. Patti Smith, who also came to the Guggenheim of Bilbao, will put the finishing touch in November.


But the musical notes are not limited to the concerts on the grill, as renowned musicians like Mike Oldfield, Bruce Springsten, Pet Shop Boys, Jessye Norman, Sting and more recently the cast of the musical My Fair Lady captained by Paloma San Basil, have parked their instruments to observe closely the Gehry´s Guggenheim.

 


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The Gehrys works illustrate modern buildings highlight in the world as the Bilbao´s Guggenheim or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. They are characterized by large, deconstructed and be decorated with large and bright metal plates, a detail that is why it is not incompatible with the pleasure of reading and thinking, something that left evidence writers as Noah Gordon, Mario Vargas Llosa Dominique Lapierre, Vicente Molina Foix, Salman Rushdie when they walked through the facilities of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao.

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