Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Spain, Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was opened in 1997. The construction of this amazing building became possible thanks to the project of the American-Canadian architect Frank Gary. The museum has permanent exhibits, as well as temporary exhibitions of both Spanish and foreign artists.
The building on the waterfront embodies the abstract idea of a futuristic ship, possibly for interplanetary travel. The museum is covered with thin titanium plates in the form of fish scales intersecting with glass surfaces. All lines smoothly flow one into another, plastic forms play in the rays of sunlight, shimmering in different shades. This entire ensemble with a height of 50 meters is filled with ponds and, in itself, looks like a giant sculpture against the background of an ordinary city landscape.
Opposite the building there are two art objects. The first is a huge metal spider made by American Louise Bourgeois. For her spiders, she even received the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale. The second - created again by the American artist Jeff Koons - a giant puppy decorated with flowers.
The building can be divided into several thematic rooms. The halls of futurism and abstractionism, headed by Kandinsky, the hall of surrealism, where you can see the paintings of Dali and, of course, the cubist hall, where Picasso's masterpieces are presented. Here you can see the famous Marilyn Monroe prints made by Andy Warhol. But, the most interesting thing in the museum, perhaps, is that there are much more installations and electronic works than traditional paintings. So, for example, it is worth paying attention to the sculptures of Richard Seri, made of weather-resistant steel, called "The Essence of Time" - this kind of collection is a series of abstractionist works of an artistic and philosophical direction called "non-subject art." A vivid representative of this trend of the 20th century was Kandinsky, who wrote Black Square.