Guggenheim

The Permanent Collections of the Guggenheim Museums comprise the works belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation– including the collections from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice–and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of the visual arts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The arrows on the floor show the one-way itinerary you should follow. Remember to keep a safe distance from the works (1 meter) and other visitors (2 meters).

Zero

Lobby

You can begin your visit at Zero, a new gallery whose visual language and striking set design deliver a world-class immersive experience. Located in the lobby, Zero welcomes all visitors, offering a multi-sensory approach to the history of the Museum and its surroundings, the building designed by Frank Gehry, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Permanent Collection. Limited capacity.

Sala ZERO | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection

3rd floor, galleries 301, 302, 303, and 304

On the 3rd floor, you can visit Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection, and contemplate some relevant works from these holdings, such as The Renowned Orders of the Night (Die berühmten Orden der Nacht, 1997), by Anselm Kiefer (in gallery 302) or Metaphysical Box by Conjunction of Two Trihedrons. Homage to Leonardo (1958), by Jorge Oteiza (in gallery 301).

Anselm Kiefer
The Renowned Orders of the Night (Die berühmten Orden der Nacht), 1997
Acrylic and emulsion on canvas
514 x 503 x 8 cm
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

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Las célebres órdenes de la noche | Anselm Kiefer | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

The Matter of Time

1st floor, gallery 104

The Matter of Time (1994–2005), a unique permanent installation by Richard Serra, is one of the icons of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection. The artist advises visitors to come into gallery 104 for a partial view of the installation, then take the glass elevators (limited capacity) or walk up the stairs next to them, and proceed to the balcony on the second floor; you may also descend from the third floor using the titanium elevators (limited capacity) and enjoy a panoramic view of the space.

Descend to the first floor using the titanium elevators (limited capacity) or take the staircase next to them. In gallery 104, you can wander about, taking a look at the sculptures or even finding your way into some of them. The arrows on the floor show the route you should follow.

Richard Serra
The Matter of Time , 1994–2005
Weathering Steel
Dimensions variable
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

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La Materia del Tiempo | Richard Serra | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Site-specific and permanent works

Atrium, terraces, exterior

Site-specific works, made by contemporary artists in dialogue with both the interior and the exterior of the building designed by Frank Gehry, make a significant part of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection. Gallery 101, adjacent to the Atrium, houses Jenny Holzer’s Installation for Bilbao (1997). In gallery 104, you will find Richard Serra’s The Matter of Time (1994-2005).

Exterior works include those by Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Fujiko Nakaya, and Yoko Ono. Download our free audio guides on your mobile device to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Yves Klein
Fire Fountain , 1961
Fire
Site-specific dimensions
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

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Fuente de fuego | Yves Klein | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa