Guggenheim and Dior Sets Dates for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala

Guggenheim Museum and Dior Announce Dates for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala with Performance by Grimes

Benefit Events on November 4 and 5 Honor Artists On Kawara (in memoriam), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo

The 2015 Guggenheim International Gala (GIG) will take place on November 4 and 5, 2015, and for the third consecutive year will be presented by Dior. The celebration will begin on Wednesday with a pre-party hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council (YCC) featuring a special musical performance by Canadian producer, singer, and songwriter Grimes. The pre-party will be held from 9 pm to midnight. A benefit dinner on Thursday will follow, honoring artists On Kawara (in memoriam) and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, both the subjects of recent career-spanning exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, whose work is on view at the museum through October 12, 2015.

Portrait of Doris Salcedo. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Portrait of Doris Salcedo. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Proceeds from the GIG contribute to the Guggenheim Museum’s general operating fund, which helps to make possible a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, supports stewardship of the Guggenheim’s unparalleled collections of modern and contemporary works of art, and provides for the care of the museum’s landmark building.

Portrait of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Portrait of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Honorary chairs for the event are Christina Baker, Phyllis Mack, Raf Simons, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and Sidney Toledano. Event cochairs are Todd and Katie Boehly, Valentino D. Carlotti, and Denise Saul.

Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum said, “The Guggenheim is pleased to honor three extraordinary artists, On Kawara, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo, whose work we have been privileged to share with museum-going audiences this year and which holds an important place in our collection. We are delighted to be working again with Dior, our invaluable collaborator in presenting the GIG, and we look forward to building on last year’s success.

Installation view: Doris Salcedo, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 26–October 12, 2015 (Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)

Installation view: Doris Salcedo, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 26–October 12, 2015
(Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)

Installation view: On Kawara—Silence, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 6–May 3, 2015. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Installation view: On Kawara—Silence, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 6–May 3, 2015. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Tickets to the GIG Pre-Party on November 4 include the performance, a full open bar, and an opportunity to view a portion of the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting. Tickets are $300 for YCC members and $350 general admission. A one-year membership to the YCC may be combined with an individual ticket to the pre-party for the discounted price of $750. The event has a limited capacity.

Current YCC members receive priority access to purchase discounted tickets. General admission tickets will be available beginning August 6 at 12 pm. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/gigpreparty. For further information on tickets to the GIG dinner on November 5, contact specialevents@guggenheim.org.

Grimes (Photo: John Londono)

Grimes (Photo: John Londono)

Grimes is the multimedia project of Canadian artist Claire Boucher. Best known as a producer, singer and songwriter, “Grimes” also encompasses Boucher’s work as a director, painter and writer. In 2013 Grimes received a Webby Award for Artist of the Year and a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year for her third record, Visions. Other albums include Halfaxa and Geidi Primes (both 2010). Grimes will release her highly anticipated fourth album this fall.


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