Summer 2012 Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

SUMMER 2012 PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

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Summer public programs are presented in conjunction with current exhibitions Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960 or Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

ART OF ANOTHER KIND: INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACTION AND THE GUGGENHEIM, 1949-1960 PROGRAMS

The Perils of Progress: Artists and the Atomic Age
Mon, June 18, 6:30 pm
Joan Marter, Distinguished Professor of Art History, Rutgers University, discusses 1950s American sculpture, including the work of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Theodore Roszak, and David Smith, as a rich, authoritative, and vibrant art. Just as Abstract Expressionist painting is now viewed in the context of the chaos and destructive forces of the atomic era, sculpture of this period shares a similar vision of the world in conflict.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance registration. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms. ASL Interpretation available for programs upon request by e-mail at publicprograms@guggenheim.org.

“Tastebreakers”: Art in the Afternoon
Weds, June 20, July 25, and Aug 15, 1:30 pm
James Johnson Sweeney, the second director of the Guggenheim Museum (1952–60), stated, “I do not believe in the so-called ‘tastemakers,’ but in what I would call ‘tastebreakers’—the people who break open and enlarge our artistic frontiers.” This three-part series includes a creative-writing workshop, an artist-led walkthrough, and an art-historical tour, inviting fresh perspectives on Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960.

June 20: Karen Finley
Artist and educator Karen Finley leads an investigation into notions of gesture, the elusive exotic, and the perception of place through collaborative close looking, intimate gallery conversations, and creative writing exercises.

July 25: Jessica Dickinson
Artworks will be viewed through the eyes of a contemporary painter interested in “markers of a space outside of the verbal and within the visible.”

Aug 15: Agnes Berecz
Participants are invited to rethink the exhibition’s themes through a discussion of the cultural politics of painting in postwar Paris with Berecz, Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

For each program: $10, $ 7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance registration. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms. ASL Interpretation available for programs upon request by e-mail at publicprograms@guggenheim.org.

“Composing with Patterns”: Music at Mid-Century
Tues, July 10, 7:30 pm
Experimental 1950s music by composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, and Karlheinz Stockhausen will be presented in the museum’s rotunda while viewing works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies, and more in Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960. Christopher McIntyre directs an ensemble featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, and Either/Or Ensemble, among others. A talk by composer R. Luke DuBois precedes the performance.

$20, $15 members, $10 students with a valid ID. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms. For tickets contact the Box Office at boxoffice@guggenheim.org or call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm. ASL Interpretation available for programs upon request by e-mail at publicprograms@guggenheim.org.


Film Screenings

Fris, July 6–Aug 24, 1 pm
Providing a deep context for visitors, weekly film screenings are organized into thematic series relating to current exhibitions, including artists at work, footage from the Guggenheim archives and feature films from Hollywood in the 1950s.

Film screenings are free with museum admission unless otherwise indicated and are shown in the New Media Theater in the Sackler Center for Arts Education. Visit guggenheim.org/filmscreenings for the complete schedule.


RINEKE DIJKSTRA: A RETROSPECTIVE
PROGRAMS


Public & Artist Interactions with Karen Finley: The Creative Act
Mon–Fri, July 16–20, 10 am–1 pm
Public & Artist Interactions is a program that invites contemporary artists to be collaborative partners in the creation of unique learning experiences. In conjunction with the art on view, this weeklong intensive explores 1950s globalism, the emergence of image culture in the postwar years, contemporary portraiture, and the nature of subjectivity. Taught by internationally acclaimed artist and educator Karen Finley, daily sessions include gallery talks, studio exercises, and a final reflection.

$300, $200 members, $150 students (over 18). No experience required. Additional studio time and evening artist conversation on July 17 included and strongly recommended. To register visit guggenheim.org/courses.


The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund
Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Rineke Dijkstra and Paul Graham

Tues, July 17, 6:30 pm
On the occasion of her retrospective, Rineke Dijkstra joins Paul Graham, 2012 Hasselblad Award winner, to speak about shared artistic concerns and distinct critical practices in image making. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance registration. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms. ASL Interpretation available for programs upon request by e-mail at publicprograms@guggenheim.org.


Art After Dark

Fri, July 13, 9 pm–midnight
The museum will fill with the sounds of guests enjoying the summer exhibitions and a cash bar against the background of a playlist selected by Rineke Dijkstra.

Free for members, $18 guests and general public (credit card only at the door). For details visit guggenheim.org/artafterdark.


FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES

Mind’s Eye Programs
Visitors who are deaf: Sats, July 7, Aug 4, 1 pm
Visitors who are partially sighted or blind: Mons, July 2, Aug 6, 6:30 pm
Programs for visitors who are deaf are presented through American Sign Language or are ASL interpreted. Programs for visitors who are partially sighted or blind are presented through Verbal Imagining and touch.

Free. Registration required at access@guggenheim.org or 212 360 4355. For more information visit guggenheim.org/mindseye.


CURATOR’S EYE AND CONSERVATOR’S EYE TOURS

Fris, June 22, July 6, Aug 3, Aug 24, Sept 7, and Sept 28, 2 pm
Curators and conservators lead in-depth tours of either Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960 or Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

Fri, June 22: Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
Led by Tracey Bashkoff, Curator, Collections and Exhibitions

Fri, July 6: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Led by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography

Fri, Aug 3: Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
Led by Julie Barten, Senior Conservator of Collections and Exhibitions

Fri, Aug 24: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Led by Susan Thompson, Curatorial Assistant

Fri, Sept 7: Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
Led by Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Collections and Provenance

Fri, Sept 28: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Led by Jeffrey Warda, Conservator, Paper

Free with museum admission.

Tickets for public programs are available for purchase at guggenheim.org/publicprograms. To reserve a student ticket, please e-mail the Box Office at boxoffice@guggenheim.org or call 212 423 3587, Mon– Fri, 1–5 pm. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

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