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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
June 01, 2017

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


Celia Sin-Tien Cheng

It’s been 20 years since I visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. I was awed the first time, and 20 years later, it’s still so spectacular to drive into the city and catch sight of Frank Gehry’s signature statement in the middle of a formerly industrial city. Santiago Calatrava’s footbridge next to the museum was equally as memorable, though a little worn down with age now. Jenny Holtzer and Richard Serra’s permanent installations are still my favorites, and at the time of visit I loved Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Now’s the Time and Shahzia Sikander’s Indo-Persian video art exhibit Parallax. Bilbao is about a 90-minute drive from San Sebastian and is another wonderful day trip for art lovers.

Jenny Holzer Permanent Installation at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Richard Serra The Matter of Time at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Shahzia Sikander Parallax at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
San Sebastian