Hours Extended for Final Week of Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim

Hours Extended For Final Week of Cai Guo-Qiang At The Guggenheim Museum


Additional Holiday Hours from May 23 - May 28 Offered to Meet Public Demand to View Retrospective of Widely Acclaimed Chinese Artist

(NEW YORK, NY – May 1, 2008) – To accommodate the overwhelming public response to its current exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will remain open an additional two hours each day during the show’s final week and throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend from Friday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 28. The extended hours will be 10:00 AM until 7:45 PM.

The supplemented evening hours for the exhibition’s final six days offer those in New York a last chance to witness this awe-inspiring installation before it travels to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing during the Olympic Games in August. Families are encouraged to take advantage of this special opportunity, as children and adults alike have responded with great enthusiasm to Cai Guo Qiang’s distinctive visual and conceptual language expressed through this dynamic exhibition. Some of the favorite works in the exhibition include:

- Inopportune: Stage One (2004), the site-specific intervention comprised of nine real cars pierced with blinking lights suspended above and cascading down Frank Lloyd Wright’s rotunda;

- An Arbitrary History: River (2001), a installation in which visitors are invited to board a raft and float along a serpentine riverbed;

-Head On (2006), an installation of 99 life-size wolves charging up the ramps that delight and provoke viewers of all ages.

Spring Family Day
A Spring Family Day featuring art-making activities, performances, and storytelling will be celebrated on Sunday, May 25, from 1 – 4 PM, and a concurrent exhibition of art by New York City school students in A Year with Children 2008: Selected Works from Learning Through Art, will be on view from May 16 – June 13.

Admission and Museum Hours
Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (65+). Children under 12 are free. A complimentary audio guide is available in English and Chinese. Through May 21, the museum is open Saturday to Wednesday, 10 AM to 5:45 PM; Friday, 10 AM to 7:45 PM. The museum is closed on Thursday. From May 23 to 28, the museum is open Saturday to Wednesday, 10 AM to 7:45 PM. On Friday evenings beginning at 5:45 PM, the museums hosts Pay What You Wish; these tickets cannot be purchased in advance. For information, please call 212 423 3500 or visit www.guggenheim.org/believe.

Family Day on Sunday, May 25, from 1 to 4 PM is open to the public. No reservations necessary. $15 per family, $10 members, FREE for Family Members and families of Learning Through Art participants (includes a free family pass for an upcoming visit).

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Lauren Van Natten, Senior Publicist
Claire Laporte, Media Relations Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840 / 212 423 3838
E-mail: publicaffairs@guggenheim.org 

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