Digital Digest: Fall 2012

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In this fall's Digital Digest, stay up to date on the Guggenheim's recent online activity, from user-submitted archival photos and unique gift ideas to new installation views in Venice and a recap of Jeff Koons's conversation about his enduring fascination with Picasso.

Photo Time Machine: On October 21, the Guggenheim celebrated its 53rd Anniversary by inviting users to submit their favorite visitor photos of the museum online in conjunction with a new Library and Archives initiative. Browse highlights of submissions so far in the slideshow to discover what vintage ice cream truck used to be stationed in front of the Guggenheim, and check out summer vacation wardrobe staples of the 1950s.

Pop Art: Construct your own mini Guggenheim with a few flicks of the wrist and never have the museum more than an arm’s reach away. Artist Marc Tetro has created a playful cardboard model of the Frank Lloyd Wright building in eight pieces, available now in the online store. The eco-friendly design is the perfect stocking stuffer!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The fifth and final installment of stillspotting nyc, the Guggenheim’s series of public programs that centered around finding respite and making peace in “the city that never sleeps,” took place in October and featured an interactive audio experience designed for the South Bronx. View Ennuipoet’s Flickr photos of visitors engaged in a theatrical group hearing test, then create your own stillspot in our user-generated map. 

Italian Vista: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is presenting modern and contemporary works from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequeathed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012 by Hannelore B. Schulhof. View installation photos of the collection on Facebook and tell us what you think.

On Pointe: Featuring recent performances by the New York City Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and the Royal Danish Ballet, the Works & Process live-stream channel is continually updated with videos from intimate and engaging performing arts programs. Bookmark the link now to catch the upcoming performance of work by choreographer Russell Maliphant, who based a suite of dances on Rodin sculptures.

You’re Invited: Get your tickets online now and join members of the Young Collectors Council and fellow art enthusiasts on December 11 to celebrate fifteen years of acquisitions by the group. The night begins with an intimate dinner in the James Beard Award­–winning restaurant, the Wright, followed by a reception in the rotunda with music selected by artist Xaviera Simmons. Get out your dancing shoes!

People are Talking About: Did Picasso influence Jeff Koons’s colorful balloon sculptures? Find out in the live-tweet archive of the October 26 program Artist to Artist: Koons on Picasso. Also, go behind-the-scenes of the museum’s press event in October announcing the 2013 exhibition schedule and see a digital rendering of James Turrell’s installation for his solo exhibition in the museum rotunda next summer.

On the Blogosphere: With the opening date of the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Mumbai nearing on December 9, stay up to date with all the latest developments on the Lab’s official blog. Recent posts include Lab curator Maria Nicanor’s thoughts on Hurricane Sandy, a new contest encouraging city dwellers to share what they love about their urban abode on Pinterest, and a Lab team Q&A with artist Hector Zamora.

Hilda Maine visiting New York City from Colombia, 1962. Donated by Pablo Maine