The mission of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is to collect, conserve, and study modern and contemporary art, to exhibit the art of our times from a variety of perspectives in the context of art history, and to reach a broad and diverse audience .
As one of the cornerstones of the Guggenheim Museum Network, and a symbol of the Basque Country's vitality, we hope to promote an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art and its values in an iconic architectural setting.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was inaugurated in 1997 as a part of a revitalization plan for the city of Bilbao. From the time the museum opened its doors, it has been an important tourist attraction, captivating the interest of visitors from around the world and earning its place as the city's centerpiece of modern architecture.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's entire permanent collection is exhibited in a dynamic fashion through various displays aimed at providing the public with different perspectives on the history of art.