In Patricia Schultz’s “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”, I read an article about the museum. It is much larger than the NY museum and contains temporary and rotating exhibits. Conveniently located 72 miles east of Santander, the museum’s admission is only $6. The exterior of the building, which cost $100 million to construct, is as fascinating, artistically, as the exhibits inside.
“The dazzling titanium- and stone-covered edifice that dominates this ship-building and steel center is one of the century’s most talked about museums—the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The bizarrely shaped structure is described as ‘a ship run aground on the Nervion River.’ Art lovers visiting Europe now include Bilbao as an essential part of their itinerary… The New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation manages the operation, rotating parts of its own permanent collection and helping to organize temporary exhibitions…The vast, free-form Bilbao museum is almost twice as large as its New York sibling. It is, declared Philip Johnson, “the greatest building of our time.”
For more info, check out the Guggenheim Bilbao!