Fall Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum
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In conjunction with the Guggenheim’s fall exhibitions Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Christopher Wool, and Lasting Images the museum presents the following public programs, including the Twenty-Sixth Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture.
PARTICIPATORY CITY: 100 URBAN TRENDS FROM THE BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB PROGRAMS
The Happy City: Charles Montgomery
Sat, Nov 2, 8:30 pm
Charles Montgomery, former BMW Guggenheim Lab team member and author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (2013), launches his book and presents fun experiments in trust and play, exploring the striking relationship between the design of our minds and the design of our cities. Includes a cash bar reception.
Rainwater Harvesting: Neville Mars
Sun, Dec 1, 6:30 pm
Neville Mars, architect, founder of Dynamic City Foundation, and former BMW Guggenheim Lab team member, discusses his interest in design solutions for conserving water and how this interest led to the creation of the Water Bench, an urban bench that collects rainwater.
$7, $5 members, free for students with RSVP. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/BGLprograms.
Urban Film Series: Cinematic Sites
Fris, Oct 11–Jan 3 (except Nov 29), 3 pm
Selected by Paul Dallas, organizer of the BMW Guggenheim Lab’s 2011 film program in New York, this series explores the relationship between the urban environment and cinematic story telling.
Free with museum admission. For the complete schedule, visit guggenheim.org/filmscreenings.
ROBERT MOTHERWELL: EARLY COLLAGES PROGRAMS
Tearing Off and Beginning Again
Tues, Oct 22, 6:30 pm
Robert Motherwell often described his artistic work in editorial terms, referring to changes as acts of revisions. In this lecture, art historian Catherine Craft, Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research and Exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, explores the relationship between artistic and editorial processes through Motherwell’s treatment of paper as a result of his involvement with collage and his engagement with Dada. An exhibition viewing and a reception follow.
$12, $8 members, free for students with RSVP. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
Made of Paper: Motherwell’s Materials in the 1940s
Tues, Dec 3, 6:30 pm
In this gallery program, Guggenheim conservator Jeffery Warda shares his research on Robert Motherwell’s early collages and discusses how the artist chose specific materials to achieve different results. A cash bar reception follows.
$20, $15 members, $5 students. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
CHRISTOPHER WOOL PROGRAMS
Eye to Eye: Artist-Led Tours
This popular series of artist-led exhibition tours returns for the Christopher Wool retrospective, on view through January 22, 2014. Three contemporary practitioners share perspectives on the creative process and discuss the works on view. A cash bar reception follows each tour.
Mon, Nov 4, 6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 9, 6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 8, 6:30 pm
$20, $15 members, $10 students. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/eyetoeye.
Wed, Nov 20, 7 pm
Curated by John Corbett and Christopher Wool
On the occasion of the exhibition, an international cast including writer Richard Hell, musician and composer Arto Lindsay, Scandinavian free jazz band The Thing, and legendary multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee will come together for an evening of art and performance.
$30, $25 members, $10 students. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/nationtime.
PTG: Abstraction Since 1980
Fri, Jan 17, 2 pm
In a series of short talks and discussions, international scholars, curators, and artists address questions of painting and abstraction from the 1980s to the present. Presentations will be given by Suzanne Hudson (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Mark Godfrey (Tate Modern, London), and Katy Siegel (CUNY Hunter College, New York). Included among the featured artists in the concluding panel discussion are Richard Prince, R. H. Quaytman, and Christopher Wool. Organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, and Suzanne Hudson, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Southern California. An exhibition viewing follows.
$15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
LASTING IMAGES PROGRAMS
The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Mon, Dec 2, 6:30 pm
Filmmakers and artists, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige demonstrate the complexities of documenting history through the exploration of latency and power in absent or delayed images. An exhibition viewing and a reception follow. Additional support for The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige is provided through the generosity of the Middle Eastern Circle, with special thanks to Dr. Lamees Hamdan.
$12, $8 members, free for students with RSVP. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/cca.
TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL HILLA REBAY LECTURE
Local Color circa 1971: Darby English
Tues, Jan 28, 6:30 pm
Darby English, Starr Director of Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, considers ideas about art and culture that animated New York’s art world around 1971. While newer forms of radical practice, such as Conceptual art and Land art, were gaining ground at that time, late modernist painting and sculpture exhibited unexpected new capacities, briefly restoring abstraction’s historical alliance with urgent, and otherwise inexpressible, social and political quandaries. Can formalism serve as activism? Let’s see.
The Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture examines significant issues in the theory, criticism, and history of art and is made possible through the generosity of The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.
Free (no advance ticket registration). For more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
CURATOR’S AND CONSERVATOR’S EYE TOURS
Fris, 2 pm
Private gallery tours of the museum’s fall exhibitions led by Guggenheim curators and conservators.
Nov 1, Dec 6: Robert Motherwell: Early Collages
Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions
Oct 18, Nov 15: Robert Motherwell: Early Collages
Jeffery Warda, Conservator, Paper and Photography
Nov 8: Christopher Wool
Melinda Lang, Curatorial Research Assistant
Nov 22: Christopher Wool
Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator
Jan 17: Christopher Wool
Julie Barten, Senior Conservator, Collections and Exhibitions
Dec 13: Lasting Images
Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator, Collections
Free with museum admission. Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 22, and Dec 13 tours will be ASL interpreted. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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