The exhibition will feature 16 exhibits united by the idea of light. The exposition will consist of thematic sections devoted to different types of light - reflected, heavenly, transcendental and others. According to the curators, they chose the light as the theme of the exhibition, as it is an object of art, regardless of time and culture. In support of the exhibition in Abu Dhabi from New York will bring two works from the main collection of the Guggenheim.
The building of the Arab branch of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, will be built by 2017 on Saadiyat Island. So far, only the foundation of the museum is ready, but its curators have already managed to assemble a significant collection of 250 works of art created since 1960. In the "cultural quarter" of Saadiyat Island, it is planned to open several large museums. The buildings of the Paris Louvre branch and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum are under construction, designed by Norman Foster. Both museums have already presented their collections at Manarat Al Saadiyat.