Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen (American, 1967)

Timeline

1890
Born (Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen) in Strasbourg, France
1906
Studied at the Academie Julien under Rollais and Bouche
1910
Continued studies in Munich, Germany
1913
Moved to Berlin
1915
Met Jean Arp in Zurich
1917
"Galerie Dada", Berlin Germany (group exhibition)
"Galerie Der Sturm", Berlin Germany (group exhibition)
1927
Moved to the USA; became artistic advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim; Served as the first director and curator of Guggenheim's Museum of Non-Objective Painting (renamed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1952)
Befriended Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall
1937
Helped Solomon Guggenheim establish the Guggenheim Museum in New York City
1936–1939
Organized exhibitions of Guggenheim's collection in Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia, and Baltimore
1939
Museum Opened in New York with inaugural exhibition, "Art of Tomorrow"
1943
Rebay commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a permanent museum for the Guggenheim collection
1952
Resigned as director of the Guggenheim Museum; retained role of director emeritus
1967
Died on September 27th

Exhibitions

2005
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (retrospective exhibition), traveled to: the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; the Schlossmuseum in Murnau, Germany; the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
1929–1939
Exhibited with Kandinsky at Rudolf Bauer's gallery in Berlin-Charlottenberg, Germany
1927
Exhibited collages and drawings at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts (Rebay was one of the few female abstract painters of her time)