The Guggenheim museum is still considered as one of the most important museums in the world, thanks to the numerous masterpieces in its collection, showing us the long transformation of art and culture in the USA and abroad. Until May 6th, 2012 some of the most influential works belonging to the American avant-garde are displayed inside the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, in the exhibition 'Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945-1980'. Right during those years American art was the main subject of great transformations in US history: an era characterized by wealthy economy, political changes and international conflicts, besides cultural progress. This exhibit aims at emphasizing the ascent of United States also in the arts world, with movements like the new abstract expressionism of New York. Since that moment the idea of art has been revolutionized and transformed into different expressions. Some examples of this revolution can be found in the Pop Art and its interpretation of reality, as well as in the conceptual art of 60's or the minimalism – the best expression of a new art – so impersonal and objective, until the late experiments of Photo-realism back in the 70's.
The exhibit analyzes this crucial era in the history of American art, and the role played by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in order to support constantly the new artists of that time.