Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showro... more

The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path. Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the proces... more

The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path.

Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the process as visitors passed under scaffolding to enter the building.

The first permanent home for the museum, as mentioned, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He envisioned a building that not only broke the rectilinear grid of Manhattan but also shattered existing notions of what a museum could be. He conceived of its curving, continuous space as a "temple of spirit" where viewers could foster a new way of looking. Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the building opened in 1959, drawing huge crowds and stirring considerable controversy. It has never lost its power to excite and provoke, standing today as one of the great works of architecture produced in the twentieth century.

The museum entered a new era after the naming of Richard Armstrong as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in late 2008. As director, Mr. Armstrong has a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of the museums including acquisitions, development, conservation and scholarship.

While the Guggenheim Museum in New York is the Foundation’s flagship museum, there are also several other global branches of the Guggenheim network which include The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and The Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum is scheduled to open in 2025.


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1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Children under 12: Free
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Season Preview with Robert Battle and Jamar Roberts
Sunday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Ahead of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's return to their home stage at New York City Center, Artistic Director Robert Battle, celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, will participate in a discussion with dancer and resident choreographer Jamar Roberts prior to Roberts's farewell performance. Moderated by filmmaker Jamila Wignot (director of the acclaimed documentary AILEY), the conversation will illuminate Battle's and Roberts's choreography and the process of adapting dance from film to the stage. The newly appointed artistic director of Ailey II, Francesca Harper, will also join the discussion to share her story and vision for Ailey II. The company's acclaimed dancers will perform highlights from Battle's For Four, ahead of its premiere, capturing the pent-up energy of a world cooped up during the pandemic. Also featured will be excerpts from Roberts's Holding Space, a work about healing and the quest for sustainable pathways towards wholeness. Highlights from digital works will be screened, including Roberts's A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time, commissioned by Works & Process for premiere in 2022 at the Guggenheim. 

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

TICKETS & VENUE
With the exception of the Dance Magazine Awards, all programs in the Peter B. Lewis Theater are $25, $15 partial view, available for purchase online only. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

11/14/2021 07:30 PM
Sun, November 14
7:30PM
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$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim - Dance Theatre of Harlem

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Higher Ground by Robert Garland, music by Stevie Wonder
Monday, November 15, 7:30 pm
In 1971 Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) made its official New York debut in the Guggenheim's rotunda. As part of the re-opening of the Peter B. Lewis Theater after its closure due to the pandemic, DTH will return to Works & Process this fall with highlights from Resident Choreographer Robert Garland's Higher Ground, set to a selection of songs by Stevie Wonder. Initially intended to premiere just days ahead of the shutdown in March 2020, Higher Ground will now premiere in Detroit and later come to New York in spring 2022 at City Center Dance Festival. As part of this special preview at the Guggenheim, Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will moderate a conversation with Garland. Company dancers will perform highlights, and join the discussion to share how their own understanding of Higher Ground and Stevie Wonder's music has transformed over the past 18 months.

"In Higher Ground Mr. Garland has created something rare in classical dance: a ballet with a message. Seen during a rehearsal just days before the citywide shutdown, it is a marvel of a work that shows off Mr. Garland's many choreographic gifts, from his sparkling musicality to his ability to seamlessly weave classical ballet with influences from modern and social dance." – The New York Times

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

TICKETS & VENUE
With the exception of the Dance Magazine Awards, all programs in the Peter B. Lewis Theater are $25, $15 partial view, available for purchase online only. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

11/15/2021 07:30 PM
Mon, November 15
7:30PM
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$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Miami City Ballet

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Miami City Ballet: Claudia Schreier and Durante Verzola
Sunday and Monday, November 21 and 22, 7:30pm
Preview new work created for Miami City Ballet, prior to its world premiere in Florida in spring 2022. For their new commission, choreographer Claudia Schreier and filmmaker Adam Barish blend ballet with technology to explore a landscape of shifting perspectives. Also presented is a pas de deux by choreographer Durante Verzola that examines and challenges the traditional gendered structure of partner dances, and takes inspiration from the process of creating work virtually during the pandemic. Verzola is the 2021 Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow at the New York University Center for Ballet and the Arts, a position for which he was nominated by Miami City Ballet. Linda Murray, Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will moderate a discussion with Barish, Schreier, and Verzola and company dancers will perform highlights of their new work. Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Charles and Deborah Adelman, and Jeffrey Davis and Michael T. Miller.

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer.

TICKETS & VENUE
With the exception of the Dance Magazine Awards, all programs in the Peter B. Lewis Theater are $25, $15 partial view, available for purchase online only. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

11/21/2021 07:30 PM
Sun, November 21
7:30PM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Miami City Ballet

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Miami City Ballet: Claudia Schreier and Durante Verzola
Sunday and Monday, November 21 and 22, 7:30pm
Preview new work created for Miami City Ballet, prior to its world premiere in Florida in spring 2022. For their new commission, choreographer Claudia Schreier and filmmaker Adam Barish blend ballet with technology to explore a landscape of shifting perspectives. Also presented is a pas de deux by choreographer Durante Verzola that examines and challenges the traditional gendered structure of partner dances, and takes inspiration from the process of creating work virtually during the pandemic. Verzola is the 2021 Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow at the New York University Center for Ballet and the Arts, a position for which he was nominated by Miami City Ballet. Linda Murray, Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will moderate a discussion with Barish, Schreier, and Verzola and company dancers will perform highlights of their new work. Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Charles and Deborah Adelman, and Jeffrey Davis and Michael T. Miller.

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer.

TICKETS & VENUE
With the exception of the Dance Magazine Awards, all programs in the Peter B. Lewis Theater are $25, $15 partial view, available for purchase online only. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

11/22/2021 07:30 PM
Mon, November 22
7:30PM
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$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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