The Guggenheim Participates in 33rd Museum Mile Festival

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Museum Mile Festival

The Guggenheim, along with nine other cultural institutions along New York’s Museum Mile, will participate in the 33rd Annual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 14, from 6 to 9 pm. The mile-long block party and visual art celebration offers an array of performances and outdoor activities from 82nd to 105th Street, as well as free museum admission. For the occasion, the Guggenheim will have live music by jazz/soul group People’s Champs, chalk drawing, educational activities, as well as free access to the Thannhauser Collection, A Year with Children 2011, and Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 1922–1933. (Please note that due to installation and space constraints, all museum ramps and the exhibition The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann will be closed.)

The opening ceremony will take place at 5:45 pm in front of Neue Galerie. Other cultural institutions joining the Guggenheim this year are El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts; Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Museum for African Art, joining the festival in anticipation of their opening in September 2011. For a list of events and performances at each museum, visit museummilefestival.org. For updates, follow @MuseumMileNYC on Twitter, and check in and find tips on Foursquare.

Chalk drawing outside the Guggenheim at the 2010 Museum Mile Festival. Photo: Duncan Ball