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 2013.


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The Choreography of Light

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
The Choreography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker
Jamar Roberts with Sarah Daley, Patricia Delgado, 
and Taylor Stanley
Houston Ballet's New Justin Peck Commission
January 18 and 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The C... [ + ]horeography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker on Friday, January 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 20 at 7:30pm.
 
Explore the past, present, and future of lighting for ballet with visual artist and Boston Ballet lighting director Brandon Stirling Baker. A frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck and a diverse group of artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Benjamin Millepied, Sufjan Stevens, Jamar Roberts, Michelle Dorrance, Emery LeCrone, and Shepard Fairey, Baker will present this world premiere developed through the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Inspired by the close relationship between choreography and lighting design, this program will feature an excerpt of brand-new choreography by Justin Peck for an upcoming Houston Ballet premiere performed by Chun Wei Chan, Harper Watters, and Jessica Collado; new music by Sufjan Stevens; and new choreography by Jamar Roberts performed by Patricia Delgado, Sarah Daley, and Taylor Stanley. New York Times dance writer Marina Harss will moderate the discussion.
 
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

01/18/2019 07:30 PM
Fri, January 18
7:30PM
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim- Houston Ballet: Sylvia

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch AM
January 19, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch AM on Saturday, January 19 at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Prior to the February premiere at Houst... [ + ]on's recently restored Wortham Theater Center, join artistic director and choreographer Stanton Welch AM as he shares his creative process for his new ballet Sylvia, set to Léo Delibes's famous score, with costume and scenic designs by Jerome Kaplan and projections by Wendall K. Harrington. Company dancers including Jessica Collado, Karina González, Melody Mennite, Chun Wai Chan, Connor Walsh, Harper Watters, and Charles-Louis Yoshiyama will perform excerpts from the classic story of the powerful mythological heroine, the huntress Sylvia, and her love for a mortal shepherd, showcasing a constellation of figures from Greek mythology woven together in a tapestry of three love stories.

Click here for to learn more about the production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVcL1NOof4U

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

In July 2003, the acclaimed Australian choreographer Stanton Welch AM assumed the leadership of Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, as artistic director. Since his arrival, Mr. Welch has transformed Houston Ballet by raising the level of classical technique, infusing the company with new energy, drive and vision; introducing works by distinguished choreographers to the repertoire; and attracting some of the world's best coaches to Houston to work with the dancers.

He has created works for such prestigious international companies as Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet.

Houston Ballet's mission is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs.

01/19/2019 07:30 PM
Sat, January 19
7:30PM
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Works & Process: Be More Chill

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents a behind the scenes look at the new musical
Be More Chill
January 21, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a behind the scenes look at Be More Chill by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz on Monday, January 21 at 7:30pm.
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Writers Iconis and Tracz, director Stephen Brackett and choreographer Chase Brock will discuss their creative process with moderator Laura Heywood and, in a twist, Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University, who explores the bioethical implications of the musical. Cast members Will Roland, George Salazar and Stephanie Hsu will perform excerpts from the musical: "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Michael in the Bathroom" and "Two Player Game."

Based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is a musical about Jeremy Heere, an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about "The Squip"-a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. A truly hilarious, honest, and invigorating look at the lengths one will go to get the girl, Be More Chill is set to some of the most vibrant and exciting songs in musical theater today. 

Following a a sold-out run off-Broadway this summer, Be More Chill will begin performances on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  

A hit with audiences and critics alike, this summer's New York premiere production "one of the most popular musicals in America" by The New York Times writes. The Wall Street Journal wrote "you don't have to be a millennial to revel in the spunky charms of Be More Chill. See it now if you can wrangle a ticket, because it's going to hit big - deservedly so." The New Yorker says "if you fed Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, with a few Xbox games as a digestif, Be More Chill is probably what you would get. ...Dynamic, jouncy, and as infectious as malware."
 
Even before arriving in New York, Be More Chill's inspired a dedicated community of fans around the world. Before opening, this summer's New York premiere engagement sold out its entire limited run with tickets purchased by fans from all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.), and from 18 countries on five continents.  Be More Chill had already amassed an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album (over 200 million streams to date), and talking about the show. Tumblr ranks Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton. 

More details are available at www.BeMoreChillMusical.com.

Casting and program subject to change.

01/21/2019 07:30 PM
Mon, January 21
7:30PM
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