Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

The Guggenheim's new exhibition presents a holistic view of the avant-garde art movement and its revolutionary ideals

Taking over nearly the entirety of NYC’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum, the upcoming exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” will ambitiously showcase the lesser known, early 20th century art movement. Originating in Italy in 1909, Futurism’s origins lie in a high-energy manifesto written by philosopher and propagandist F.T. Marinetti, which praised the spirit of rebellion, the speed of racing cars, the beauty of …