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  • June Yap, Guggenheim UBS Map Curator, South and Southeast Asia, with guest at the opening of No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2013. Photo: Christine Butler © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
  • Member’s Party and Private View of Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2014. Photo: Christine Butler © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
  • Guests at a tour of Christopher Wool led by artist Josh Smith. Photo: Enid Alvarez © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
  • Guest viewing Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2014. Photo: Scott Rudd © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
  • Guest viewing Christopher Wool, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2013. Photo: Scott Rudd © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

The Patrons Circle is an active group of art collectors and philanthropists devoted to supporting the Guggenheim’s innovative exhibitions and programs. The group regularly convenes to participate in educational and social activities, including exhibitions openings, private curator-led tours, contemporary art fair and gallery trips, and exclusive visits to artists' studios and prominent private and corporate collections.

The Insiders’ Series is a series of exclusive events for patrons at the Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim levels that offers a more intimate and in-depth perspective on the Guggenheim and the modern and contemporary art scene. Events include artist studio visits and private collection tours as well as the annual Patrons' Luncheon with the Director. Patrons at the Solomon R. Guggenheim level are also invited to travel internationally with the Guggenheim Museum.

Chairs of the Patrons Circle
Linda Fischbach
Denise LeFrak Calicchio

For more information about the Patrons Circle, please contact Karaugh Brown at patronscircle@guggenheim.org or 212 423 3624.

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Curator-led Tours

Members of the Patrons Circle are invited to curator-led tours of every major exhibition at the Guggenheim. It’s a great way to learn more about the exhibition on view and hear directly from the curator about the works and installation process.

Patrons Circle Day Drip to Pittsburgh

Photo: Stephen Mannheimer

Day Trips

Patrons enjoy a number of events throughout the year, but the highlight is often the day trips to exciting art destinations. Recent programs included the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, NY, as well as the recent trip to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International. These are wonderful opportunities to enjoy a curated art experience outside the museum.

Upcoming Patrons Circle Events and programs

Special Events

2014 GIG Pre-party with a Special Musical Performance

Wednesday, November 5 @ 9 pm

The 2014 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-party features a special musical performance by The xx. More

Special Events

2014 Guggenheim International Gala

Thursday, November 6 @ 7 pm

Benefit event in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. More

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