Now open seven days a week with evening hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon, continuing to inspire generations of visitors as a unique “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet.
Beginning June 18, stay until 9 pm on Guggenheim Tuesdays for films, conversations, and monthly Silent Nights presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view, including Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, and the first artist-curated exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection.
Guggenheim Tuesdays: Pause Silent Nights
Tuesdays, May 7 and June 4, 7–8 pm, July 2, 8-9 pm
On the first Tuesday evening of each month, experience the Guggenheim’s unforgettable space in a uniquely contemplative atmosphere. In homage to founding director Hilla Rebay’s vision for a “temple of spirit,” visitors are invited to enjoy the building in a meditative state of mind, aided by dimmed lights and a quiet setting.
US Premiere: HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint
Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 7:30 pm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B. Lewis Theater
On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, and following it’s world premiere at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, see the US premiere of a chamber opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint’s life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma, Fredrik af Klint (a relative of the artist) as Rudolf Steiner, and Alma Adolfsson as Hilma’s little sister, Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint’s abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavothe provide accompaniment.
$45, $40 members. $10 rush tickets for students under 25 with valid ID are available one hour before performances, based on availability. Enjoy pre show cocktails in The Wright from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For tickets and more information, visit worksandprocess.org.
Produced by Mette af Klint in collaboration with Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Wednesday, April 17, 12 pm
Levi Prombaum, Curatorial Assistant of Collections, shares his expert knowledge in a tour of Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now. Tours interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) upon request.
Free with museum admission.
“Loophole of Retreat”
Saturday, April 27, 1 pm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B. Lewis Theater
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, this daylong gathering dedicated to the intellectual life of black women will bring together an international constellation of writers, artists, poets, filmmakers, and activists. Artist and Hugo Boss Prize 2018 winner Simone Leigh, feminist scholar Tina Campt (Barnard College), and cultural historian Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University) have invited a distinguished group of participants to present papers, performances, and conversations on subjects of their choosing. Presenters include Vanessa Agard-Jones, Rizvana Bradley, Dionne Brand, Aimee Meredith Cox, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Grada Kilomba, Lorraine O’Grady, Okwui Okpokwasili, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Christina Sharpe, Françoise Verges, and Simone White.
Sold out. Day-of ticket sales will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, $15, $10 members, $5 students. A video recording of the conference will be published on our website after the event. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
Guggenheim Tuesdays: After Hours
Tuesdays, June 18–September 3 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim will extend its hours to 9 pm on Tuesdays this summer, offering increased access to exhibitions as well as special events and activities, many of which are free with museum admission. Refreshments and light fare will be available on the ground floor of the rotunda and in Cafe 3. The Guggenheim Store will remain open until 9:30 pm on these evenings. Free with museum admission. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.
Guggenheim Tuesdays: Conversation Reflections on Artistic License
Select Tuesdays, June 18, and July 30, 6:30 pm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B. Lewis Theater
In this series of conversations, each of the six artist-curators of Artistic License—Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems—reflects on their interpretations of the collection and the themes that informed their curatorial selections.
June 18: Cai Guo-Qiang July 30: Jenny Holzer
Performance Tarek Atoui: The Organ Within
Thursday, June 27, 7 pm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rotunda
Performing in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda, musicians and artists, including Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, improvise on a hybrid sculptural object by Lebanese artist Tarek Atoui. This new work builds on Atoui’s collaboration with instrument makers Léo Maurel and Vincent Martial and their research into historical church pipe organs, modular synthesizers, and the sonic experiences of the deaf, engaging the museum’s acoustics to create a unique aural environment. A moderated conversation with Atoui and his collaborators will precede the performance.
Supported by members of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Middle Eastern Circle. $20, $15 members, $10 students.
Art After Dark
Friday, July 26, 9 pm–midnight; Exclusive Members’ Hour: 8–9 pm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
An after-hours private viewing of the exhibitions Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, and Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, featuring a cash bar and DJ in the rotunda. Supported in part by Showtime.
$25, members free.
Art in the Round
Daily, 2 pm
Art in the Round Architecture Focus: Inside the Guggenheim Spiral Fridays, 2 pm Art in the Round public tours are guided, participatory explorations of the Guggenheim’s collection, exhibitions, and architecture. Gallery educators facilitate varied experiences aimed at deepening visitors’ understanding of and engagement with artwork. While all tours encourage close looking and conversation among participants, each educator uses creative approaches to build unique, sometimes surprising encounters in the museum. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. As part of the building’s 60th anniversary celebration, Friday tours focus on the Guggenheim’s iconic architecture.
Free with museum admission, no RSVP is required. Meet on the rotunda floor.
VISITOR INFORMATION Admission: Adults $25, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building and the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibitions at guggenheim.org/audio.
Museum Hours: Open daily from 10 am–5:30 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays extended hours until 8 pm. From June 18 to September 3, open Tuesdays to 9 pm. On Saturdays, beginning at 5 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit guggenheim.org.