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A Curatorial Eye
Fridays @ 2 pm
Join Guggenheim Museum curators for tours of current exhibitions on the following Fridays.
JUL 13, AUG 10, AUG 24
Ted Mann and Nat Trotman, The Shapes of Space

An Educator's Eye
FRIS, JUN 15, JUN 22, JUL 6, JUL 20, AUG 3 @ 2 PM
Join Guggenheim education staff for interactive discussions of current exhibitions.

Special Exhibitions
Daily @ Noon and 2 PM; Fridays @ Noon and 3 PM
These docent-led gallery talks focus on themes and ideas particular to one or a number of the exhibitions staggered throughout the museum during the spring and summer months.


The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists
$10 ($7 for members, students, and seniors)

Sarah Morris
TUE JUNE 26 @ 6:30 PM
The films and paintings of Sarah Morris (b. 1967, American) explore urban architecture and the network of social, political, and economic relationships that are encoded in it. Over the past decade Morris has set her works in various cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., and, most recently, Shanghai. One of her colorful and complex large-scale abstractions, Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas) (1999), will be featured in The Shapes of Space.

Alyson Shotz
WED JUL 11 @ 6:30 PM
Viewing art as a "process of discovery and intelligence gathering," Alyson Shotz (b. 1964, Glendale, AZ) constructs sculptures and large-scale installations that employ plastic lenses, beads, and other reflective or translucent materials as a means of investigating our perception and experience of various spaces, both natural and architectural. Her installation The Shape of Space (2004) is installed on the Guggenheim’s rotunda floor for the duration of the exhibition The Shapes of Space.

Mika Rottenberg
WED JUL 18 @ 6:30 PM
Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976, Buenos Aires) is best known for her fantastical video installations in which women's bodies are harnessed toward consumer production. Her playfully dark Dough (2006), which depicts an absurdist assembly-line set within a series of claustrophobic chambers, was recently acquired by the Guggenheim and will be on view in the second part of The Shapes of Space.


Please note Rirkrit Tiravanija's Untitled 2002 (he promised) (2002) is no longer on view, as of AUG 26.
These programs take place in Rirkrit Tiravanija's installation Untitled 2002 (he promised) (2002). All programs subject to change. Free with admission.

Jennifer Bevill: Art Recycling
WED JUL 11, 4–5:30 PM
Join Learning Through Art teaching artist Jennifer Bevill for an engaging, hands-on art-making workshop for children. Children have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for how they can help solve current environmental problems, then, using an array of recycled materials, build an invention to solve one of the problems. This program is limited to 20 participants.

Jeff Hopkins: Interactive Storytelling
MON JUL 16 @ 11 AM
THU JUL 26 @ 1 PM
Jeff Hopkins is a storyteller who incorporates the visual arts into his practice by creating large-scale wall drawings during his performances. He encourages audience members to contribute to the telling of the story by providing voices and other sound. He performs frequently in museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Linda Hummes: African Stories
WED AUG 1 @ 2 PM
Linda Hummes: African Stories Acoustic
SUN AUG 12 @ 1 PM*
Linda Hummes is an actress, storyteller, and the founder and artistic director of Yaffa Cultural Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City that specializes in multicultural folk arts.
*The August 12 performance will feature African drumming.

GreenHome NYC: Green Case Studies
WED AUG 15 @6:30–8 PM
GreenHome hosts a special forum on green building case studies. Speakers discuss some of the most anticipated green buildings under construction in New York. This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest innovations in sustainable design and construction, as well as green building practices at work. A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC's mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commerical buildings in New York City. Participants must RSVP to

Transforming New York City Streets: Transportation Alternatives
SAT AUG 18 @ 12–3 PM
Join Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for bicycling, walking, and sensible transportation, as we discuss the transportation revolution taking place on NYC streets and view segments of our feature film, Contested Streets, which offers lessons from Copenhagen, Paris, and London. A series of original shorts, Streetsfilms by Clarence Eckerson, shows the transformation in progress: highways becoming greenways, parking lots becoming plazas. Join us as we re-envision public space and explore the possibilities of people-oriented streets. Complimentary museum admission for Transportation Alternatives members; or become a member of Transportation Alternatives on-site and receive a free museum pass for your next visit.

free103point9: Radio Lab
SUN AUG 19 @ 2 PM
Artist and free103point9 Program Director Tom Roe

free103point9: Radio 4x4
SUN AUG 19 @ 4 PM
Artists Tianna Kennedy, Todd Merrell, Michelle Nagai, and Ben Owen

This two-part event focuses on the medium of sound. The first part, Radio Lab, is a workshop that provides visitors with technical skills and contextual background to consider and utilize the transmission spectrum for creative expression. Radio 4x4 is a collaborative radio transmission performance in which four sound-based performances are transmitted to separate radios in the gallery space. The audience members become active participants in the performance by mixing different transmissions to create their own sound. All ages welcome.

Kristin Ann Melin: Architecture Workshop
WED AUG 22 @ 2 PM
Sackler Educator and LTA Teaching artist Kristin Ann Melin hosts a hands-on workshop for kiids and grown-ups inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Participants explore Wright's use of materials and the concept of form follows functions, then create a model building with recycled materials.

Greenmarket “Jamming” Session
SAT AUG 25 @ 12 PM
Join Gabrielle Langholtz from Greenmarket for a jam-making session in the gallery. Learn about Greenmarket's support of local farming and taste delicious homemade jam.

Video Program
Displayed on monitors within Untitled 2002 (he promised), these screenings highlight issues of urban architecture and the psychological and political effects of city planning.


The Films of Sarah Morris

On the occasion of The Shapes of Space, the Guggenheim presents five short cinematic portraits of New York, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Los Angeles by artist Sarah Morris. Parallel to her paintings—one of which, Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas), 1999, is on view in the exhibition—Morris's films investigate the semiotics of the built space, revealing the network of power relationships and communication systems encoded in the architecture of late capitalism.

Screenings are held in the New Media Theater in the Sackler Center for Arts Education. Free with museum admission. Film programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Access the New Media Theater via the annex gallery elevators, starting on level 2.

Mondays—10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesdays—10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fridays—10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Midtown (1998) was shot in New York during a single day. The film brings together sequences showing the streets of midtown Manhattan, combining the anonymity of the crowded sidewalks with the power of the buildings that frame the movements of the city. Almost a catalogue of the peripheral actions that commonly occur in films, Midtown explores the narrative possibilities inherent in the simplest gestures and the typical activity of the street. The fragmented narrative emphasizes the structure of modern life while creating a space in which the viewer takes an extremely active role.
Taking its title from an all-day/all-night convenience store, AM/PM examines the famous Las Vegas Strip, portraying the disorienting world of corporate hotels and casinos that utilize and redefine spectacle in relation to architecture. AM/PM posits the concept of distraction itself as a strategy and the city as a conspiracy that manipulates and directs the visitor.
Sarah Morris made the film Capital in Washington during the final days of the Clinton administration. It is a record of now-unimaginable access to the centers of power. Capital continues Morris's investigation of the way we decode and therefore begin to understand the built world around us.
Capital, first exhibited at the National Gallery in Berlin (Hamburger Bahnhof), draws a complex and layered city portrait, including the Mall, the White House Press Office, the World Bank, uniformed members of the Secret Service, the Presidential motorcade, the Watergate Complex, the Kennedy Center, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, The Pentagon, and the daily activities of the President.

35mm film/DVD
Miami is the fourth film by artist Sarah Morris. Operating between a documentary, the biography of a city, and a form of non-narrative fiction, Miami shifts between sites of production, leisure, and work. The Coca-Cola bottling plant, the Grand Prix, and the hotels of Morris Lapidus are just a few of the places that interweave in a driving sequence of urban images that combine towards a new ultra-vision of a place.

Los Angeles
35mm film/DVD
Los Angeles continues Morris's investigation into the psychology, architecture, and aesthetic of the American city. It reveals a new cityscape of Los Angeles by tracking its de-centered plan, its complex architecture, and most importantly its crucial role as a center of image production.
Los Angeles is, in part, a film about contemporary commercial filmmaking, following the production and direction of a movie in an abstract sense—as well as the relations between the studio, producer, director, and talent. It also tracks various pre- and post-production processes, creating a sweeping image of the mechanisms of filmmaking and how they relate to the identity of a place.


Taking Shape: Digital Workshop
MON–THUR, JUL 23–AUG 9, 10 AM–1 PM
This intensive three-week program invites teens to develop artistic ideas in response to the Guggenheim Museum's summer collection show The Shapes of Space. Participants use both traditional and digital media in explorations of perception, architecture, and place. Open to high-school students ages 14–18. No prior experience necessary. Tuition $100 (includes all materials). Tuition assistance available. For more information contact Rachel Florman at 212 423 3532 or


Art Recycling
WED JUL 11, 4–5:30 PM
Join Learning Through Art teaching artist Jennifer Bevill for an engaging, hands-on art-making workshop for children. Children have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for how they can help solve current environmental problems, then, using an array of recycled materials, build an invention to solve one of the problems.

Free with admission.

Think Digital
SAT AUG 18, 2–4:30 pm
Explore the exhibition The Shapes of Space through activities that combine traditional and digital media. Participants start their projects in the museum galleries and complete their work in the Sackler Center Mac lab. For children ages 7–11 with an adult companion. $20 for one child, plus one adult. $15 per additional adult or child. To register, please call 212 423 3587.

Summer Sundays
SUNS 10:30–noon
Join us on an interactive family-friendly tour highlighting the Guggenheim’s special summer exhibitions, The Shapes of Space and Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy. Tours focus on a different theme each Sunday and include engaging conversation, drawing, and readings from related books. For children ages 5–10 and their adult friends and family.

Jul 1—Space is Shape is Place
Jul 8—City Life, Country Life
Jul 15—Dots, Points, Lines, & Doodles
Jul 22, 29—Art Scavenger Hunt—Summer Style

$15 per family ($10 for members, free for Family Members). To register call 212 423 3587.

Sarah Morris, Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas), 1999. Household gloss paint on canvas, 213.4 x 213.4 x 5.1 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Collectors Council 2000.121 © Sarah Morris

Alyson Shotz, The Shape of Space, 2004 (detail). Cut plastic Fresnel lens sheets and staples, 444.5 x 1158.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Collectors Council 2004.131 © Alyson Shotz. Photo: Thomas DuBrock

Mika Rottenberg, Dough (still), 2006. Video sculpture with sound, 00:07:00, with wood and sandbags, edition 3/5, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Collectors Council 2006.44