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Art: A Guggenheim for Wales?

Sunday School

Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

Art: A Guggenheim for Wales?

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The first permanent Guggenheim Museum was opened in New York City in 1959 and was founded by American businessman and philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim. Designed by Welsh American Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum established the Guggenheim trademark of combining unique architecture with dynamic programmes of contemporary art. Since then The Guggenheim Foundation has opened museums in Venice, Berlin, and Bilbao, which gave birth to the term “The Guggenheim Effect” for the way it transformed a city blighted by economic strife into one of the world’s most popular cultural destinations.

For the inaugural Sunday School talk, Adam Price will tell the story behind his proposal to attract the Guggenheim to Wales. Set alongside other infrastructural investments such as airport upgrading and electrification of the railway, Adam will argue how a securing a global partner would powerfully transform Wales’ international image, radically signalling the country’s transition from manual past to creative future. This talk aims to start a conversation about what kind of artistic institution is right for Wales. Join the debate.

Speaker Biog

Adam Price is a former Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr. He was elected to Parliament in the 2001 and re-elected in 2005 but stood down in 2010. Having recently returned to Wales after winning a scholarship to study at Harvard, Adam is currently Public Innovation Lead for Nesta in Wales and founder of the tech start-up Ideoba.  

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Pierhead, Roald Dahl Plas, Cardiff Bay.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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Sunday School

Sunday School is a new event for Wales, which provides a place where people can hear from a range of inspiring speakers on a variety of subjects pertinent to Wales and the wider communities. Taking place fortnightly in the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay, our programme of free secular talks is open to curious minds everywhere.

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