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Cindy Sherman, widely acclaimed in photography and conceptual art, challenges conventional identity and gender roles thr...
01/18/2024

Cindy Sherman, widely acclaimed in photography and conceptual art, challenges conventional identity and gender roles through her transformative self-portraits. Her exploration of women's representation in media and popular culture involves intricate costumes, makeup, and settings.

The "Untitled Film Stills" series (1977–80) is a postmodernist hallmark utilizing mass-media techniques to comment on contemporary society. In this 69-photo series, Sherman adopts melodramatic guises reminiscent of stereotypical feminine characters from B-grade movie publicity stills of the 1950s and 1960s. "Untitled Film Still, #15" portrays the tough girl with a heart of gold.

Pictured: Cindy Sherman, "Untitled Film Still, #15," 1978. © Cindy Sherman

It's Museum Selfie Day! We love seeing you share your love for the Guggenheim. 📷: Amaya Reyes
01/17/2024

It's Museum Selfie Day! We love seeing you share your love for the Guggenheim.

📷: Amaya Reyes

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01/17/2024

Come to the Guggenheim for the selfie, stay for the art. 🤳🌀

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Max Beckmann was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, and sculptor associated with the Expressionist movement. Known...
01/16/2024

Max Beckmann was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, and sculptor associated with the Expressionist movement. Known for his bold use of color, distorted perspectives, and intense emotional content, his work often explored themes of human suffering, existential angst, and the turbulence of the early 20th century.

In this painting, Beckmann presents himself with a stern and penetrating gaze, capturing a sense of contemplation. The use of bold, dark colors contributes to the somber atmosphere. Beckmann's self-portrait is marked by a stark contrast between light and shadow, emphasizing the intensity of his introspection.

Pictured: Max Beckmann, "Self-Portrait," 1938. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

01/15/2024

Explore "Going Dark's" theme of semi-visibility through a slow-looking exercise with Dawoud Bey's "Untitled #14 (Site of John Brown’s Tannery)" (2017).

Designed for our blind and low-vision communities, listen to the complete audio on the Guggenheim Digital Guide, provided by Bloomberg Connects and generously supported by Ornellaia: gu.gg/3PozcJZ

Sunday Reading—Explore "Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility".
01/14/2024

Sunday Reading—Explore "Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility".

The Guggenheim’s new show explores what it means to hide the figure and why artists like Doris Salcedo or David Hammons might decide to do so.

01/12/2024

Join us after-hours at the Guggenheim on January 25 for Late Shift where 2023 LG Guggenheim Award recipient Stephanie Dinkins will present three recent works that explore/engage AI, transforming our rotunda into an interactive hub.

Grab your tickets: https://gu.gg/48ALpCt
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The LG Guggenheim Award and the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative is made possible by LG. Program technology is generously provided by LG OLED.

Victor Brauner was a Romanian surrealist painter and sculptor known for his distinctive style characterized by mythical ...
01/11/2024

Victor Brauner was a Romanian surrealist painter and sculptor known for his distinctive style characterized by mythical creatures and symbolic motifs.

In "Consciousness of Shock" (1951), a hybrid form depicts a struggle between human and bird halves. In an Egyptian hieroglyphic profile style, a large head joins a boat's raised bow adorned with breasts. The vessel's body merges at the stern with a bird's upright body. Two powerful hands, at crossed arms, quell the internal battle by restraining the bird's limbs. A third hand perseveres, propelling progress along the river through paddling.

Brauner's art often delved into the realms of mysticism and the unconscious, reflecting his interest in psychoanalysis. Thus, in keeping with the nature of much psychic conflict, the internal struggle is self-contained in this work, while the vessel-self continues along a predetermined route.

Pictured: Victor Brauner, "Consciousness of Shock," 1951. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

Join us Tuesday, April 2 for an evening where digital and physical realms converge at the Guggenheim. For this year’s YC...
01/10/2024

Join us Tuesday, April 2 for an evening where digital and physical realms converge at the Guggenheim. For this year’s YCC Party, artist Rachel Rossin will transform the iconic rotunda into a hybrid virtual environment, creating a space that bridges physical and digital dimensions, imagining technological melds and communities to come.

This one-night-only dance party will feature a DJ set, open bar, and a celebration of the annual LG Guggenheim Award. Dress in your best digital glam fashion, and dazzle in radiant, metallic, and shimmering attire.

Purchase your early bird tickets before February 12 to lock in the discounted ticket price: https://gu.gg/3NVqAsT
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The 2024 Young Collectors Council Party is presented by LG Display. The YCC 2024 Artist Collaboration with Rachel Rossin is supported by LG OLED. The LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative is made possible by LG.

John Edmonds’s "Hood" series features individuals wearing hooded jackets or sweatshirts and facing away from the camera....
01/09/2024

John Edmonds’s "Hood" series features individuals wearing hooded jackets or sweatshirts and facing away from the camera. By focusing on the hoodie—a critical and perpetually recurrent icon of Black (urban) life—Edmonds calls to mind the precarity and peril that attends that population.

With their bodies turned away, the people depicted in these portraits remain anonymous and thus imperceptible.
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Pictured: John Edmonds, "Untitled (Hood 12)," 2014; "Untitled (Hood 13)," 2014; "Untitled (Hood 16)," 2018; "Untitled (Hood 1)," 2016. © John Edmonds. Photo: Scott Rudd

Paul Cézanne was a pioneering French Post-Impressionist painter whose innovative approach to art laid the groundwork for...
01/08/2024

Paul Cézanne was a pioneering French Post-Impressionist painter whose innovative approach to art laid the groundwork for the transition from 19th-century artistic conventions to 20th-century modernism.

Born in Aix-en-Provence, Cézanne's early works were influenced by Impressionism but later developed a distinctive style characterized by geometric shapes, multiple viewpoints, and a meticulous exploration of color and form as seen in this work "Bibémus" (ca. 1894-95).

Learn more: https://gu.gg/3kk5Y1t
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Pictured: Paul Cézanne, "Bibémus," ca. 1894–95.

John Baldessari's work frequently integrates text, images, and found photographs. A pioneer in conceptual art during the...
01/07/2024

John Baldessari's work frequently integrates text, images, and found photographs. A pioneer in conceptual art during the 1960s, he uses imagery to explore the interplay of harmony and discord, security and disruption, focusing on the uneasy void between these extremes.

In his distinctive technique, he uses colored acrylic paint to obscure faces in nostalgic B-movie film stills, deliberately covering crucial visual details. This act of withholding information creates layers of meaning; Baldessari employs a color code—green for safety, blue for perfection, yellow for chaos, and red for danger. The dominant use of orange, a color "between" yellow and red, adds another dimension to his thought-provoking compositions.

Pictured: John Baldessari, "Umbrella (Orange): With Figure and Ball (Blue, Green)," 2004. © John Baldessari

Tomorrow, January 7, is the last day to see "Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s"! Don't miss the fir...
01/06/2024

Tomorrow, January 7, is the last day to see "Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s"! Don't miss the first North American museum exhibition dedicated to Korean Experimental art.

The exhibition will then travel to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, from February 11 to May 12, 2024.

Plan your visit: https://gu.gg/3L9yAV5

Photo: © Scott Rudd
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This show is co-organized by the Guggenheim and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Lead support for the exhibition is provided by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. Additional support is provided by Korea Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Frank Lloyd Wright took inspiration from a nautilus shell when designing the Guggenheim. With this collage, I wanted to...
01/05/2024

"Frank Lloyd Wright took inspiration from a nautilus shell when designing the Guggenheim. With this collage, I wanted to celebrate the connection between nature and architecture — a common theme in Wright’s work. My own collages feature a similar contrast of artificial and biological imagery. I’ve yet to see the Guggenheim in person, but I'm hoping to visit New York for the first time soon." —Monica McGarry, artist

01/04/2024

Thank you for the feature Dance Magazine! Works & Process's Underground Uptown Dance Festival will be at the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center from Jan 10-16. Tickets: $55 to Choose-What-You-Pay. To purchase tickets: https://gu.gg/3rITdkW
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Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Kayla Farrish’s Put Away the Fire, dear
Jan 10, 7 pm

Pontus Lidberg’s On the Nature of Rabbits
Taylor Stanley and Alec Knight
Jan 11, 7 pm

Ladies of Hip-Hop
The Black Dancing Bodies: SpeakMyMind
Jan 13, 3 and 7 pm

Lloyd Knight, Jack Ferver, and Jeremy Jacob
Company SBB: Embarqued: Stories of Soil
Jan 14, 7 pm

Passion Fruit Dance Company: Trapped by Tatiana Desardouin
Preeti Vasudevan & Amar Ramasar’s Indian Letters
Jan 15, 7 pm

ARRAY’s LEAP: The Reckoning by Francesca Harper, music by Nona hendryx
Kash Gaines’ Caged Birds
Jan 16, 7 pm
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Underground Uptown Dance Festival at Lincoln Center
Jan 12, 6 pm
Ephrat Asherie Dance, Omari Wiles, Dancer’s Les Ballet Afrik, It's Showtime NYC, Ladies of Hip-Hop, Courtney “Balenciaga” Washington’s Masterz At Work, The Missing Element featuring The Beatbox House, and The Big Show by Princess Lockerooo The Fabulous Waack Dancers take to the stage. Simultaneously, Mai Lê Hô LayeRhythm, Kwikstep and Rokafella’s Behind The Groove, and the Underground Uptown Ball call for all to jump into the cypher.

Vasily Kandinsky had a profound and unique relationship with music that deeply influenced his art. Can you see the music...
01/03/2024

Vasily Kandinsky had a profound and unique relationship with music that deeply influenced his art.

Can you see the musical influence in his painting titled "Three Sounds" created in 1926?
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Pictured: Vasily Kandinsky, "Three Sounds," 1926

Trying to catch up on work emails after the holidays. 😫Pictured: Anna Gaskell, "Untitled  #1 (wonder)," 1996. © Anna Gas...
01/02/2024

Trying to catch up on work emails after the holidays. 😫

Pictured: Anna Gaskell, "Untitled #1 (wonder)," 1996. © Anna Gaskell

Doug Wheeler is an American artist known for his pioneering work in the Light and Space movement during the 1960s and 19...
12/29/2023

Doug Wheeler is an American artist known for his pioneering work in the Light and Space movement during the 1960s and 1970s. His installations often involve carefully calibrated lighting to create ethereal atmospheres that challenge the viewer's sensory experience. Wheeler’s work can be said to reflect on consciousness—on the subliminal awareness of distance, dimension, solitude, and time in the natural world.

In his installation, "PSAD Synthetic Desert III," Wheeler introduces a sound element, creating an environment specifically designed to suppress all ambient sound except the faintest levels. Upon entering, visitors are enveloped in a space that evokes a sense of deep, immersive solitude.

"PSAD Synthetic Desert III" was conceived in 1971 but only realized for the first time by the Guggenheim in 2017.

Pictured: Doug Wheeler, "PSAD Synthetic Desert III," 1971 (realized 2017). © Doug Wheeler

Franz Marc was a pivotal figure in the German Expressionist movement. As a painter and printmaker, Marc co-founded the i...
12/28/2023

Franz Marc was a pivotal figure in the German Expressionist movement. As a painter and printmaker, Marc co-founded the influential group "Der Blaue Reiter" (The Blue Rider) in 1911, alongside Vassily Kandinsky.

Marc's art is characterized by vivid colors, bold forms, and a deep connection to nature. He often depicted animals, using abstract and symbolic elements to convey emotions and spirituality.

Pictured: Franz Marc, "White Bull," 1911.

Four figures, approximately 9 feet tall, loom large in a room saturated with an acid-green light. Swimming in netted jac...
12/27/2023

Four figures, approximately 9 feet tall, loom large in a room saturated with an acid-green light. Swimming in netted jackets and pants that appear to extend beyond the length of their limbs, they are heavily concealed and thus seem mysterious. Hoodies shield “heads” that are completely hidden from view.

This billowing attire presents an apparent contradiction: even as these beings have a great presence, they are never wholly perceptible. Through the installation’s semi-visibility, artist Sandra Mujinga stages the question of what it means to be simultaneously seen and not seen. Hers is not only a literal inquiry into the nature of seeing, but also a theoretical and philosophical one: what does it mean to be perceived or recognized—in public spaces, institutions, or otherwise—especially, though not exclusively, as a Black person or person of color? The vibrant light in Spectral Keepers is further implicated in the artist’s consideration of sight(lessness): though the green is vivid and bright, its saturation ultimately serves to cloak those who stand within it.

On view: "Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility"

Pictured: Sandra Mujinga, "Spectral Keepers," 2020. © Sandra Mujinga. Photo: Midge Wattles.

Jean Arp was a prominent figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements of the 20th century. A French-German sculptor, pain...
12/26/2023

Jean Arp was a prominent figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements of the 20th century. A French-German sculptor, painter, and poet, Arp initially trained as a scientist but later turned to art, co-founding the Dada movement in Zurich during World War I.

Renowned for his innovative approach to form and biomorphic shapes, Arp's sculptures and reliefs often blur the line between abstraction and nature. His art reflects a fascination with organic shapes, emphasizing the harmony found in chance and spontaneity.

Pictured: Jean Arp, "Growth," 1938. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Renowned for her work in sculpture, installation, and printmaking, Louise Bourgeois explored complex themes such as iden...
12/25/2023

Renowned for her work in sculpture, installation, and printmaking, Louise Bourgeois explored complex themes such as identity, sexuality, and the human psyche.

Her iconic spider sculptures, such as "Maman," have become emblematic of her oeuvre, symbolizing maternal strength and intricate psychological webs. Bourgeois' art often reflected her personal experiences and emotions, delving into the realms of fear, desire, and vulnerability.

She was born on this day in Paris, France. This work is in the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao collection.

12/22/2023

Classic Guggenheim merch with a twist.

Shop merchandise from the "Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility" exhibition in-store or online at guggenheimstore.org.

Disillusioned with Parisian artists’ café society and the oppressive gloom of the urban winter, Vincent van Gogh left Pa...
12/21/2023

Disillusioned with Parisian artists’ café society and the oppressive gloom of the urban winter, Vincent van Gogh left Paris in mid-February 1888 to find rejuvenation in the healthy atmosphere of sun-drenched Arles. When he stepped off the train in the southern city, however, he was confronted by a snowy landscape, the result of record cold.

Van Gogh painted "Landscape with Snow" around February 24, when the snow had mostly melted and right before another snowstorm hit. The artist paints the scene from a perspective immersed in the landscape, on the same plane as the black-hatted man and dog trudging along the path. He implies the incoming snowstorm through a looming, purplish hue and highlights the patchy coverage of snow on the ground in contrast to the brighter colors of the vegetation.

Pictured: Vincent Van Gogh, "Landscape with Snow," 1888

“Much of the art here is impressive and challenging (in the best sense of the world), revealing a group of artists who d...
12/20/2023

“Much of the art here is impressive and challenging (in the best sense of the world), revealing a group of artists who deserve to be much better known in the West.” —Wall Street Journal

Plan your holiday visit to see "Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s" on view through January 7, 2024: https://gu.gg/3L9yAV5

📣 CALLING ALL POETS! In collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, applications are now open for the 2024 Poet-in...
12/20/2023

📣 CALLING ALL POETS!

In collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, applications are now open for the 2024 Poet-in-Residence position at the Guggenheim.

The 2024 Poet-in-Residence will play a core role in public programming throughout the year and will participate in events that may include on-site readings, workshops, and other activations in the museum. The selected poet will receive a $20,000 honorarium.

Learn more and apply by January 31, 2024: https://gu.gg/3DB456t

The Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence is made possible by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Pictured: "The Poetic Line," August 2023. Photo: Enid Alvarez

Through distortion of scale, weight, and placement, René Magritte's works exemplify the irrationally compelling imagery ...
12/19/2023

Through distortion of scale, weight, and placement, René Magritte's works exemplify the irrationally compelling imagery of the surrealist movement.

A contemporary of Jean Arp, André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Eluard, and Joan Miró, Magritte spent his time between Paris and Brussels. His first solo exhibition in the United States took place at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1936.

This work is in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection: https://gu.gg/3NpWmOn

René Magritte, "Voice of Space," 1931. © 2023 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter born on this day in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland. Known for his distinctive and inno...
12/18/2023

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter born on this day in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland. Known for his distinctive and innovative approach to art, he was a key figure in the expressionist, surrealist, and abstract movements.

His work is characterized by a unique blend of color, line, and symbolism, and often features geometric compositions that transcend conventional artistic boundaries.

Klee's diverse body of work reflects his deep intellectual engagement with music, literature, and philosophy, infusing his art with a rich tapestry of influences. His playful use of color and form is coupled with a profound sense of spirituality.

Pictured: Paul Klee, "Flower Family V," 1922. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Happy birthday to artist Ellen Gallagher!Gallagher's work engages with the complexities of African American identity. In...
12/16/2023

Happy birthday to artist Ellen Gallagher!

Gallagher's work engages with the complexities of African American identity. In "Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop," it's difficult to determine what is depicted. At first glance, you see a circular formation at the center but upon closer inspection, the image becomes that of a Black woman's head, delineated by her afro, which also resembles a halo.

This is one of a number of black paintings made by Gallagher that questions the socialized assumptions made in the production of meaning. Here, the work invokes the process of recognition, especially when one cannot see clearly. The mind may fill in any gaps in perception with past experiences and suppositions.

This work is on view in "Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility": https://gu.gg/441Y7br

Pictured: Ellen Gallagher, "Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop," 2002. Courtesy of the artist.

“I had to sketch the Guggenheim Museum for class. I was thinking about how it would have turned out if I had been there!...
12/15/2023

“I had to sketch the Guggenheim Museum for class. I was thinking about how it would have turned out if I had been there! A curvaceous goddess in the middle of "Living Cube City" and I started drawing.” —Frank Lloyd Wright Fridays artist, Romina Zahedian

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