Guggenheim launches Chinese art initiative


NEW YORK (AP) — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has launched a new initiative to commission works by contemporary Chinese artists.

The new program is made possible by a $10 million grant from the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation. It will enable the museum to commission works by artists born in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.

They will be exhibited at the museum in three exhibitions from 2014 through 2017.

Works from at least three artists or groups of artists will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection.

The initiative was conceived to support the Guggenheim's existing Asian art program. It will enlarge the institution's related global arts initiatives that include works from Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

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