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Gallery Talks
Public Programs
Film Screenings
Adult Education Courses


Gallery Talks
Talks free with museum admission. Schedules are subject to change. For daily schedules, consult the electronic signboard near the Admissions Desk.

 Gallery Guides
Distinguishable by a “Gallery Guide” badge, these arts professionals are available throughout the museum during all open hours to discuss the art on view, the Frank Lloyd Wright building, and the history of the Guggenheim.

 Educator's Eye
DAILY @ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Join museum educators for interactive discussion of current exhibitions.

   Free with museum admission.
 Curator's Eye
Join Guggenheim Museum curators for tours of current exhibitions. Tours held on the following Fridays @ 2 p.m.

   Free with museum admission.
 Catherine Opie: American Photographer
Oct. 17
Jennifer Blessing, Curator

Nov. 14
Katherine Brinson, Assistant Curator

 Conservator's Eye
Join Guggenheim Museum conservators for tours of artists’ work on view focusing on their materials and techniques as they pertain to preservation. Selected Fridays @ 2 p.m.

   Free with museum admission
 Conservator's Eye: Catherine Opie: American Photographer
Nov. 7
Jeffrey Warda, Associate Curator

 Mind's Eye
Join Guggenheim educators Georgia Krantz and Guthrie Nutter for a museum tour, discussion, and private reception on the following Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Programs for partially sighted and blind visitors presented through Verbal Imaging and touch; separate programs for deaf visitors presented in American Sign Language.

Space is limited! Please RSVP at 212 360 4355 or

Assistive listening devices for hard-of-hearing visitors available daily during Educator Eye museum tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Public Programs
Public Programs take place in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Sackler Center. For more information and tickets, call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.

 Catherine Opie Programs
 Opie & Performance: The Theater of the Portrait
Oct. 16

Peggy Phelan
The Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English, Stanford University

Opie’s collaboration with the performance artist Ron Athey marks an important intervention in both photographic portraiture and live art. Analyzing the challenges and the achievements of the collaboration, this talk explores the complicated visual, sexual, and aesthetic politics that make this work so dramatically compelling.

   $10 ($7 for members and students)
 Conversations with Contemporary Photographers
Gregory Crewdson and Catherine Opie
Mon., Dec. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Moderator: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography
While one references staged photography and the other documentary, Gregory Crewdson and Catherine Opie similarly address the construction of pictorial narrative and the social dynamics of American suburbs. The artists reflecton the medium's complex relationship to truth, their individual contexts within its history, and the many possibilities for its future.

   $10 ($7 for members and students)
 theanyspacewhatver Programs
 Catalysts and Critics: The Art of the 1990s
Fri., Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Havemeyer Hall, Room 309 (Broadway at 116th Street)
An international roster of academics, critics, curators, gallerists, and collectors participate in this day-long session dedicated to the critical debate surrounding "relational aesthetics" as well as to the shared history of the artists featured in theanyspacewhatever.

Organized by the Guggenheim Museum and presented with Columbia University School of the Arts

9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

9:45 a.m.
"Style as Site: The Relation Between Art, Sociality and Media Culture"
Ina Blom, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway

10:45 a.m.
"Another Relationality"
Alex Alberro, Associate Professor & Virginia Bloedel Wright '51 Chair of Art History, Barnard College, New York

11:45 a.m.
"Rethinking the Art of the 1990s: Theory and Criticism"

José Falconi, Fellow & Curator, Harvard University, Cambridge

Alex Alberro, Associate Professor & Virginia Bloedel Wright '51 Chair of Art History, Barnard College, New York
Ina Blom, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway

12:45 p.m.

2 p.m.
"Relational Aesthetics and the Politics of Participation"
José Falconi, Fellow & Curator, Harvard University
Claire Bishop, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

3 p.m.
"Commissioning and Collecting: A Personal Reflection"
Andy Stillpass, Collector, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

4 p.m.
"The Gallery as Catalyst"
Massimo De Carlo, Gallerist, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

schedule is subject to change

   Advance tickets $10, $7 members/students, $5 with Columbia ID

Onsite Oct. 24 $15, $5 with Columbia ID

In combination with NY. 2022 $32, $17 students, $15 with Columbia ID
 The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Curators introduces the programs and receptions with the artists follow.

   $10 ($7 for members and students)
 Joachim Koester
Tue., Oct. 28 @ 6:30 p.m.
Hugo Boss Prize 2008 finalist, Koester draws on archival methods through films and photographic installations which explore an array of enigmatic, historical narratives through their material remains, ultimately challenging the viewer's understanding of the construction and degradation of history.

 Shirazeh Houshiary
Tue., Nov. 25 @ 6:30 p.m.
Guided by the mystical traditions of Sufism, Shirazeh Houshiary's practice challenges the boundaries of perception and reality with drawings and paintings characterized by layers of fine marks as well as sculptures and installations that evoke biomorphic, abstract forms based on mathematical calculation.

 A.M. Homes: In and Around Home
Wed., Nov. 5 @ 6:30 p.m.
The critically acclaimed novelist and critic A. M. Homes reads a selection of her work amidst Catherine Opie's series In and Around Home. Homes, like Opie, documents a contemporary America of changing families, suburban culture, and shifting identities. Her most recent books include the memoir The Mistress's Daughter (2007) and the novel This Book Will Save Your Life (2006).

   $10 ($7 for members and students)

Film Screenings
 theanyspacewhatever Film Screenings

Sundays and Mondays @ 2 p.m., beginning Oct. 26
For theanyspacewhatever, Rirkrit Tiravanija has created a feature-length documentary film, CHEW THE FAT, which provides a perspective on the art of the 1990s through interviews with the artists in the exhibition and other friends and colleagues. Extended versions of these interviews are also viewable at special stations throughout the installation.

Anna Sanders Films
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 2 p.m., beginning Oct. 28

Free with museum admission
New Media Theater
Additional evening screenings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater

Adult Education Courses
 Learning Photoshop through Art
This popular four-session course for adults, available on both Mac and PC platforms, provides an introduction to the tools and basic concepts of Adobe Photoshop CS3 through activities inspired by modern and contemporary art. The course is intended for Photoshop beginners.

Level I, For Mac users:
4 Tuesdays beginning Oct. 7, 6:15–8:45 p.m.

Level I, For PC users:
4 Wednesdays beginning Oct. 15, 6:15–8:45 p.m.

Level II, For Mac users:
4 Tuesdays beginning Nov. 18, 6:15–8:45 p.m.

For information: 212 423 3781 or e-mail

   $250, $200 members
 Alt Exhibitions
Wednesdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 & Dec. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Host/moderator: Craig Houser

Join the Patrons Circle for a five-session exploration of alternative exhibition spaces and practices, including visits to artist-run galleries, collectors' homes, and curatorial walkthroughs.

For information: 212 360 4241

   Free to members of the Patrons Circle