Slightly more than 225 years ago, on May 25, 1787, representatives of all thirteen states came together in Philadelphia to create the blueprint for the government for their newly independent country. Appropriately enough, the Constitutional Convention convened in Independence Hall, and equally fittingly, General George Washington was elected to chair the proceedings. Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison were among those delegates joining Washington in the hot debates, hard-won compromises, and months of drama. (Franklin—together with George Clymer, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson—was one of the six statesmen to sign both the Declaration of Independence…
Etienne Charles, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 2015, will be playing the Jazz Standard with his group, Creole Soul from September 15th - 18th. Follow the link for more information about these events!
Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works are pleased to announce the premier of Pneuma World, a site-specific, performative installation by Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works (ARW). Chico MacMurtrie was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2016
When poet Edward Hirsch’s son died tragically, his friend, writer Alec Wilkinson, encouraged him to write through his grief. The result was Hirsch’s heartbreakingly beautiful book-length poem, Gabriel. Hirsch and Wilkinson will discuss the creation of this modern day elegy, written in the grip of the poet’s suffering. Hirsch will also read from the poem.
"Light / Mass: the invisible is real," featuring the work of Erika Blumenfeld, Guggenheim Fellow in Video & Audio, 2008, opened Friday, July 22, at Inde/Jacobs Gallery, in Marfa, Texas. Erika Blumenfeld is an artist whose work is concerned with the wonder of natural phenomena and our relationship with our natural environment. Approaching her work like an ecological archivist, Blumenfeld has chronicled a range of subjects, including atmospheric and astronomic phenomena, bioluminescent organisms, wildfires, and the remote landscape of Antarctica.
Don't miss the opening of SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. This exhibition will feature the work of Guggenheim Fellow Greg Miller (Photography, 2008).
Guggenheim Fellows Shimon Attie (2008), Wendy Ewald (2012), Chitra Ganesh (2012), Jim Goldberg (1985), Pablo Helguera (2008), Marilyn Minter (1988), Alec Soth (2013), Nari Ward (1992), and Todd Webb (1955) are among the artists participating in this group exhibition.
“To me, fair friend, you never can be old” So begins William Shakespeare’s 104th Sonnet, but it could be the motto of Guggenheim Fellows from the Foundation’s beginnings till 2016—the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—since so many Fellows have studied, parsed, interpreted, and reimagined the iconic works in the Bard’s canon. Of course, academic-oriented projects spring first to mind, such as the New Shakespeare Variorum. Under the auspices of the Modern Language Association since 1933, a number of Fellows in English Literature have edited volumes in this ongoing series. The earliest Fellowship holder to be involved in this project was…
Don't miss Carlos Javier Ortiz (Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2016) at the Tribeca Film Festival. We All We Got will be screening April 14 through April 21.
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What are Guggenheim Fellowships?
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
What is the amount of a grant?
The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project
When is the deadline?
The deadline for the United States and Canada competition is September 19.