A touch of the global Guggenheim

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 November, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 November, 2004, 12:00am

Lisa Dennison, the chief curator and deputy director of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, will be in Hong Kong tomorrow to give a talk entitled 'The Global Guggenheim', thanks to efforts from the Asia Art Archive and the Art School of the Hong Kong Art Centre.

Seven more speakers, all senior Guggenheim staff are scheduled to visit over a six-month period, including the director of the Guggenheim Bilbao.

Hong Kong will be the first Asian home of the Guggenheim Museum, if a joint venture between Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Sun Hung Kai Properties wins the bid to develop the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Art enthusiasts are excited to have such a high-profile connoisseur helping raise artistic awareness and to teach at the Art School. The one-hour seminar will be held at Bloomberg, 27/F Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen's Road and starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are $100 each, ($50 for students) and proceeds go to the Asia Art Archive.