ABU DHABI // More than 50 paintings, including works by Cézanne, Mondrian and Klee, are to go on display in the capital later this year. The selection from the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York will be in an exhibition called "The Guggenheim: the Making of a Museum" at the Emirates Palace hotel from November 17 to February 4, according to WAM, the state news agency. Among the works on view will be Paul Cézanne's Bend in the Road through the Forest (1873-75), Piet Mondrian's Composition 8 (1914), Paul Klee's New Harmony (1936), Vasily Kandinsky's Decisive Rose (1932) and Jackson Pollock's Untitled (Green Silver) (c 1949).
The exhibition is part of a cultural programme ahead of the opening of the new Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum in 2013. Along with the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim, designed by the architect Frank Gehry, will form part of the cultural village on Saadiyat Island. The Emirates Palace show is under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and organised by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in collaboration with the Tourism Development and Investment Company.