Friday, January 14, 2011

Abu Dhabi

A visit to Manarat Al Saadiyat, the cultural visitors' center on Saadiyat Island, presented the group with multiple opportunities. The visit began with a tour of the current exhibition: RSTW from the private collection of Larry Gagosian, including work from Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Serra, Twombly, Warhol and Wool. This tour was followed by a private tour of the construction sites for the new Louvre and Guggenheim Museums.

The group and their hosts enjoy lunch on Saadiyat Island.

View of the beginnings of the Louvre ceiling.

View of the Guggenheim construction site.