Listings Alert: Fall Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum


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The Guggenheim Museum will present a varied selection of public programs this fall in conjunction with the exhibitions Maurizio Cattelan: All, Kandinsky's Painting with White Border, Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection, and Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection.


The Critical Edge of Curating
Fri, Nov 4, 2 pm
Curators and artists from around the world discuss critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change. Key questions will be addressed as points of departure for a broader theoretical and practical analysis of the field, through conversation amongst colleagues from various institutions and alternative spaces, as well as those working independently.

Speakers include: Ute Meta Bauer (MIT); Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum); Suzanne Cotter (Abu Dhabi Project, Guggenheim Museum); Tom Eccles (Center for Curatorial Studies); Tom Finkelpearl (Queens Museum of Art); Eungie Joo (New Museum); Weng Choy Lee (School of the Art Institute of Chicago); Chus Martínez (Documenta 13); Rodrigo Moura (Inhotim); Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery); Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation); Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery); Christine Tohme (Ashkal Alwan); Anton Vidokle (e-flux); and more.

Co-organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and curator of Maurizio Cattelan: All, and Kate Fowle, Executive Director, Independent Curators International (ICI). Reception immediately follows.

SOLD OUT. Standby tickets may be available if space allows. For discussion topics and more information, visit, or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.

Studio Workshop with Corey D'Augustine

Sat, Nov 5, 10 am
Taught by artist and conservator Corey D’Augustine, this daylong workshop examines Vasily Kandinsky’s search to develop a new language of abstraction. Following a slide lecture, participants visit Kandinsky's Painting with White Border and create their own Kandinsky inspired painting. No previous painting experience required. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends.

$75, $60 members and students. Register for this workshop online at

Hyperrealism in Contemporary Art

Wed, Dec 7, 6:30 pm
Scholars discuss concepts of realism in contemporary art, focusing on verisimilitude as a central aesthetic and conceptual strategy in Maurizio Cattelan’s work and its role in his critical practice. Participants include Dorothea von Hantelmann, Alexander Potts (University of Michigan), and Nancy Spector. Reception immediately follows.

$10, $7 members, free for students with valid ID. For tickets, visit, or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.

Fris, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16, and Jan 6, 2 pm
Join curators for an in-depth tour of a current exhibition.

Fri, Nov 18: Maurizio Cattelan: All
Led by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator

Fri, Dec 2: Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection
Led by Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Collections and Provenance

Fri, Dec 16: Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection
Led by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator, Collections

Fri, Jan 6: Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection
Led by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator, Collections

Free with museum admission.

Kandinsky’s Painting with White Border

Fri, Dec 9, 2 pm
Join Gillian McMillan, Associate Chief Conservator for the Collection, for a tour of Kandinsky's Painting with White Border.

Free with museum admission.

Kandinsky: A Close Look

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30 pm
Join Tracey Bashkoff, Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and other Vasily Kandinsky scholars for a tour of Kandinsky's Painting with White Border, highlighting the painter’s artistic process, his creative life with artist Gabrielle Münter, and his progression toward abstraction.

$10, $7 members, free for students with valid ID. For tickets, visit, or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.

Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterwork with Reflections of Edgar Kaufmann Jr.

Fris, Oct 28 and Nov 18, 1 pm and 3 pm
Fri, Nov 4, 11 am
Produced and directed by Kenneth Love 2010, 56 minutes, HD digital video Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1934 and 1937 and sited on a spectacular waterfall in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, Fallingwater, the Edgar J. Kaufmann house is considered by many as one of the best works of American architecture. The remarkable history of Wright's masterpiece is presented in this newly created widescreen high definition hour-long video documentary, produced and directed by Kenneth Love, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Pittsburgh native. Featuring rare home movies of Wright and Kaufmann and based on an extensive interview with the client's son, a Wright apprentice and scholar, the film presents in detail the extraordinary building as well as the events that led to Wright's commission.

Funded by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Laurel Foundation, and the Edgar A. Tafel Living Trust.

Free with museum admission.

To obtain tickets to any public program, call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm or e-mail For more information, visit

Adults $18, students/seniors (65+) $15, members and children under 12 free. Admission includes an audio tour of the current exhibition available in English, and of highlights of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Museum Hours: Sun–Wed, 10 am–5:45 pm; Fri, 10 am–5:45 pm; Sat, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit visit the museum online:

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October 26, 2011

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