november 17, 2017 - Solomon Guggenheim NY

2017 Guggenheim International Gala Honors Visionary Artists and Arts Patrons

Artist #caiguoqiang, Former #guggenheim Board of Trustees President #jenniferbleistockman, and UBS Honored over Two Evenings of Celebration Made Possible by Dior

Benefit Events Included Performance by American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer #daniilsimkin and Live Performances by HAIM

(NEW YORK, NY—November 17, 2017)—The Solomon R. #guggenheim Museum celebrated the 2017 #guggenheim International Gala with a two-night fete on November 15 and 16, commemorating the 80th #anniversary of the #guggenheim Foundation. This year’s gala honored pioneering artists and arts patrons that embody the foundation’s forward-looking spirit: visionary artist #caiguoqiang, former #guggenheim Board of Trustees President #jenniferbleistockman, and UBS, in recognition of its collaboration on the #guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. On November 15, guests enjoyed a special Pre-Party performance by HAIM and DJ sets by Kindness in the museum’s landmark building. The following night, #daniilsimkin performed an excerpt from Falls the Shadow, his production commissioned for Works & Process at the #guggenheim, featuring costume design by #mariagraziachiuri, Artistic Director of Dior. The 2017 #guggenheim International Gala was made possible by Dior.

More than $2 million was raised in support of the Solomon R. #guggenheim Foundation, advancing a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, while providing stewardship for the Guggenheim’s modern- and contemporary-art collection and its landmark building designed by #franklloydwright.

Gala Cochairs included Christina and Robert C. Baker, #mariagraziachiuri, Valerie and Charles Diker, Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman, Phyllis and William Mack, Nancy and Howard Marks, Lauren Baker Pinkus and Scott M. Pinkus, Pilar Crespi Robert and Stephen Robert, Denise and Andrew Saul, and Sidney Toledano.

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