Hilla Rebay, the Guggenheim's first director.

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Aug. 10 2005 12:45 PM

Mistress of the Museum

The terrible art and bad taste of Hilla Rebay, the Guggenheim's first director.

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Click here to read a slide-show essay on the art and life of Hilla Rebay, the first director of the Guggenheim Museum.

Lee Siegel is Slate's art critic.

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