Overview Highlights Henry M. Buhl Events Order The Catalogue Advance Tickets

Join us this summer for exclusive membership events and a series of public lectures in conjunction with Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection, on view June 4–September 8.

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Gala Opening
WED JUNE 16 @ 6–8 PM
Guggenheim Members at the Young Collectors Council Acquisition and Patrons Circle levels are invited to the exclusive opening of two exhibitions Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection and Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things.
Young Collectors Council (Acquisition Levels), Patrons Circle

Members' Opening Party
WED JUNE 16 @ 9 PM–Midnight
Celebrate summer with two exhibitions Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection and Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things. Guggenheim Museum members at the Individual Member level and above are invited to a private viewing, featuring guided tours from 9 to 10 PM, music by DJ Kenosha & Ben Butler, and a cash bar with summer cocktails.
Individual Member and Above

Exhibition Tour and Reception
Join collector Henry M. Buhl, exhibition curator Jennifer Blessing, and Marianne Courville, curator of The Buhl Collection, for an introduction and tour of Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection.
Supporting Associates, Patrons Circle

Collection Visit: Home of Henry M. Buhl
WED JUNE 30 @ 6:30 PM Visit the home of Henry M. Buhl, the collector whose work is featured in Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection.
Patrons Circle

Individual lectures: $10 each ($7 for members, seniors, and students). Entire three-lecture series (Save 20%): $24 ($17 for members, seniors, and students).

Photophilia: Collecting Photographs
TUES JUNE 22 @ 6:30 PM
Photography is ubiquitous in our daily lives, from the personal snapshots we collect to the masses of journalistic images we absorb, but a photograph's aesthetic properties are frequently overlooked in favor of its content or subject. For these reasons, in part, photography is often collected differently from other art mediums. This panel addresses the uniquely varied ways photographs are collected, and how the simple gesture of gathering images becomes a significant aspect of contemporary art practice. Participants: Geoffrey Batchen, Marvin Heiferman, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing, Exhibition Curator.

The Tactile Photograph
TUES JUNE 29 @ 6:30 PM
Because of its mechanical production and insistently two-dimensional surface, photography is typically perceived as coldly distant from the realm of touch. Yet throughout the history of photography, artists have created images that evoke the tactile, through closeup renderings of texture, for example, or by integrating painterly gestures in their production. This panel addresses the ways in which tactility is evoked in photographs, whether through the representation of form or as an integral part of the creative process. Participants: Carol Armstrong, Jeanne Dunning, Kathy O'Dell, and Gary Schneider. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing, Exhibition Curator.

Elliott Erwitt
TUES JULY 13 @ 6:30 PM
One of the leading photographers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures since the late 1940s. A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency since 1954, he has photographed all over the world and his images have been the subject of many books and exhibitions. Erwitt's unmistakable and often witty style gives us a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane.

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Walker Evans, East Entrance, ca. 1947. Gelatin-silver print, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; Rachel Harrison, Untitled (Perth Amboy Series), 2001. C-Print, 26 x 20 inches; Elliott Erwitt, Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Khrushchev during the "Kitchen Debate" at the U.S. Exhibition in Moscow, 1959. Gelatin-silver print, 8 x 12 inches.