4. Guggenheim’s Longtime Partner, Hilla Rebay, was Forced Out of the Board of Directors After His Death By His Family
It seems every famous partnership has its expiration date. As with lawsuits amongst the founders of Facebook, the infidelity-fueled divorce of the Masters & Johnson team of sex researchers, Rebay’s time with the Guggenheim Foundation was numbered. In reality, Guggenheim’s family did not understand or appreciate Rebay’s philosophical leanings and taste for art as much as Solomon Guggenheim, and as soon as he died, Rebay was forced to resign from her position as director of the museum. She did, however, donate a portion of her personal collection to the museum upon her own death.