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The world-renowned collection of New York’s Guggenheim Museum will also be displayed at the Emirates Palace from Nov. 17 through Feb. 4, exhibiting the works of more than 40 of the most-well known artists of the 20th century, including Cezanne, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and Pollock. This opening preempts the opening of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, which is planned to be the largest Guggenheim in the world and is expected to be completed between 2011 and 2012.
The first exhibition to be shown on Saadiyat Island, the island where the new Cultural District is being developed, is “Disorientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab Cities,” the inaugural offering in the new exhibition space of Manarat Al Saadiyat. This thought-provoking exhibit portrays 16 contemporary artists’ takes on the unity and division in their societies presently and in the past. This exhibit runs from Nov. 22 to Feb. 20 on Saadiyat Island.
For those looking for the full immersive experience, the magnificent Emirates Palace, location of the Guggenheim collection, also is a luxury hotel and a national landmark located on a half-square mile of private, white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens with rooms available for around 400 dollars per night.
As far as reaching Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways offers direct flights from New York and Toronto to Abu Dhabi and will offer nonstop daily flights from Chicago beginning in January.
Disorientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab CitiesThe Guggenheim: The Making of a Museum www.artsabudhabi.ae