American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Family of American industrialists and philanthropists, including Meyer (1828-1905), who amassed the family fortune in the copper industry. His sons Daniel (1856-1930) and Simon (1867-1941) and his granddaughter Marguerite (1898-1979), known as "Peggy,” were patrons of the arts. The family endowed the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in New York City (1959).
- n. a surname.
- n. a museum dedicated to a person of that name.
- n. United States industrialist (born in Switzerland) who with his sons established vast mining and metal processing companies (1828-1905)
- n. United States philanthropist; son of Meyer Guggenheim who created several foundations to support the arts (1861-1949)
“Live from the Guggenheim is a celebration of 25 videos and their creators, selected by the jury from over 23,000 submitted.”
“Barr, who was featured in Guggenheim's film, was on hand to address any questions.”
“Davis Guggenheim is a gifted storyteller, and his new documentary Waiting for "Superman" is an emotional narrative propelled and made meaningful by the children whose story it tells.”
“Davis Guggenheim is best known for directing Al Gore's global-warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth.”
“Ironically, in Guggenheim's not-so-subtle advocacy for charter schools, he may have found himself another Superman -- and it's Gray.”
“Waiting for Superman director Davis Guggenheim is just too young to have met the Superman and Batman from my formative years.”
“To those living on the top decks and enjoying the view (along with all those unpaid-for Bush tax cuts) don't forget that the highest berths on the Titanic couldn't save the lives of John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim, two of the then-richest Americans.”
“Reform is NOT about pouring knowledge into heads (as demonstrated by the most frustrating animation in Guggenheim's movie); it's about igniting the heart's eagerness that sets the mind on fire and unlocks a child's motivation to explore, study, learn.”
“I know that Guggenheim is a movie director and not necessarily a policy wonk, but by making Waiting For Superman he should assume responsibility for the reforms he's pressing.”
“Guggenheim is aware that Waiting for Superman tells an incomplete story.”
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