Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim
May 13–August 10, 2006
Following its presentation in New York, Murnau, and Munich, Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, the first exhibition dedicated to the entire career of Hilla Rebay, opens at the Deutsche Guggenheim. In 1939, the German-born artist Hilla Rebay (1890–1967) was a cofounder of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum—originally named the Museum of Non-Objective Painting—as well as its first curator and director. The exhibition comprises a significant selection of Rebay's works on paper and non-objective paintings and includes the formal portrait of Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861–1949) that first brought the artist and the patron together. Also shown are key works by colleagues, including Hans Arp, Rudolf Bauer, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Nebel, Ben Nicholson, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, and Kurt Schwitters. Such works were acquired by Rebay and Guggenheim between 1929 and 1939 and shown in Art of Tomorrow, the first landmark exhibition of the Museum of Non-Objective Painting in New York in 1939.
Hilla Rebay, Untitled, n.d. Collage and watercolor on paper, 4 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (11.1 x 10.8 cm). The Hilla von Rebay Foundation R2002.128