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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF)

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Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations.
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As part of its mission, the Foundation collects and preserves art for the benefit of the public in several ways. The Foundation studies the art in the Foundation's possession and plans international exhibitions for public viewing. The Foundation also lends many of the works of art in its collection to other museums on the occasion of special exhibitions that are of scholarly merit or that will broaden the public's appreciation of art. The Foundation maintains extensive climate-controlled, highly secure storage facilities for the art in its collection. It also operates a photography studio for the documentation of art and archives to store photographs of art and make them available to the public for publication or study. (continued on schedule o)
During 2022, the Foundation directly operated two museums: the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in new york and the peggy Guggenheim collection in venice. Both museums are open to the public, conduct virtual tours of exhibitions and provide educational texts free of charge in fullfilment of the Foundation's mission. The Guggenheim museum was open to the public one evening of each week on a pay-what-you-wish basis, hosted one open access weekend in november 2022 which offered free admission to all visitors and offered reduced-price tickets to students and senior citizens. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free.
Exhibitions presented in 2022 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in new york (the "Guggenheim museum") included: etel adnan, light's new measure (october 22, 2021 - january 10, 2022); vasily kandinsky: around the circle (october 22, 2021 - september 5, 2022); gillian wearing, wearing masks (november 5, 2021 - april 4, 2022); jennie c. jones, dynamics (february 4 - may 2, 2022); cecilia vicuna: spin spin triangulene (may 27 - september 5, 2022); eva hesse, expanded expansion (july 8 - october 16, 2022); sensory poetics (july 8 - october 16, 2022); alex katz, gathering (october 21, 2022 - february 20, 2023); and nick cave, forothermore (november 18, 2022 - april 10, 2023). (continued on schedule o).
(1) disseminating current scholarship and promoting learning are the primary goals of the many exhibition and collection catalogues produced by the Foundation. Publications present scholarly and instructive art historical information in the form of essays that contextualize art within larger movements or disciplines; in-depth discussions of individual artworks; interviews with artists and reference tools such as bibliographies, biographies, chronologies, and exhibition histories. Publications in 2022 included alex katz: gathering and reprints of josef albers in mexico and hilma af klint: paintings for the future. (2) significant exhibition, collections, education, audio, video, and catalogues archives content is available to the public, free of charge, on guggenheim.org including more than 1,920 artworks by more than 700 artists in the collection online. In 2022 the Foundation published 23 videos and 226 audio tracks, bringing the total videos available on the site to more than 620 and audio tracks to nearly 1,400. Additionally in 2022, the Foundation published 21 blog posts that provide insights into exhibitions, contemporary art, global culture, and museum archives and history, bringing the total number available online to over 1,100. In 2022, guggenheim.org had approximately 4,205,403 user sessions, 2,881,592 users and 21,384,396 page views. The bloomberg connects app has provided deep engagement for diverse audiences with the Guggenheim museum's modern and contemporary art, in the museum and at home. The downloadable app was installed over 9,300 times and used more than 12,100 times in 2022. In 2022, the Foundation's education and public engagement departments demonstrated the Foundation's commitment to serving audiences and welcoming visitors through a combination of onsite and virtual engagement. The education department offered in-person programming for school, youth, family, and adult audiences. In addition, the Foundation's learning through art program continued to bring live instruction to 51 classrooms across the five boroughs of new york city and mounted a six week exhibition of student work in the Guggenheim museum. In 2022, programs for teens included academic year paid opportunities, teen nights, and summer and school break intensive courses. The academic engagement department hosted both an internship program and a virtual summer college workshop.the Foundation's public programs department continued to offer both in-person and online programs, serving over 2042 participants. The new poet-in-residence initiative, which is co-presented with the academy of american poets, produced poetry audio tracks and video documents. The Foundation also presented its longest standing scholarly lecture program, the annual hilla rebay lecture, to a virtual audience in 2022. (3) the Foundation educated the general public through free with admission guided audio tours, the gallery guide program, weekly family programs and film screenings, courses, lectures, symposia, performances, and other programs. The Guggenheim museum welcomes students at all public programs and offers discounted or complimentary tickets to students with valid id. The Foundation's mind's eye program explored current exhibitions through teleconference meetings, virtual tours, and verbal descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing were served through asl-interpreted videos. Family programs were available to visitors onsite every sunday, encouraging them to explore the Guggenheim museum through family tours and art making workshops both in the galleries and in the museum's studio space. K-12 school groups participated in interactive museum tours that were customized for children with developmental or special needs through the Guggenheim for all initative. The Foundation continued to offer k-12 school tours for nyc public school students at no cost. (4) the Guggenheim abu dhabi will be located in the cultural district of saadiyat island in abu dhabi, the capital of the united arab emirates (uae). Designed by internationally renowned architect frank gehry, the future museum will house its own modern and comtemporary art collection and present special exhibitions.

Who funds Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Engelberg FoundationUnrestricted$5,000,000
Janine and J Tomilson Hill Family TrustCulture & Arts$800,000
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesDigital Programs$500,000
...and 101 more grants received totalling $10,363,222

Personnel at SRGF

Martha WithingtonChief Financial Officer$384,352
Leah Heister BurtonDeputy Director , Chief Advancement Officer / Deputy Director , Advancement$358,471
Patricia A JeffersDeputy Director Chief Human Resources Officer$296,946
Richard ArmstrongTrustee and Director of Museum and FDTN. / Director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation / Director , Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation$819,010
Sarah EatonDirector Media and Public Rel.$199,268
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for SRGF

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$44,263,492
Program services$28,149,438
Investment income and dividends$1,093,028
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,195,067
Net rental income$-46,961
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,403,733
Net income from fundraising events$-1,544,887
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,353,166
Miscellaneous revenues$1,875,200
Total revenues$75,933,810

Form 990s for SRGF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-11-09990View PDF
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-03990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 23, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 35 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from The Evelyn Sharp Foundation
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1071 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10128
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New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
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(212) 360-4224
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
A51: Art Museums
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813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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