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,…
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…
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…
View images from the reception honoring the 2016 Guggenheim Fellows.
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.
Milagros de la Torre (Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 2012) will present her series Under the Black Sun, 1991-1993 and The Lost Steps, 1996, at The Photography Show, AIPAD fair at the Park Avenue Armory April 14 through 17, with ROLF Art, Booth #412.
In its ninety-second competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 175 Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants. Follow…
From March 16 through May 1, Kimsooja’s video installation Aire de Tierra / Air of Earth (2009) will be screened in the courtyard of The Temple in Beijing. Kimsooja was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film and Video in 2013.
Box galerie is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Andrea Modica. Stranger than Fiction opens March 25 and will run through May 14. Modica was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 1993. Andrea Modica: Stranger than Fiction
Myra Melford, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 2013, will be making her debut as a bandleader with her quintet, Snowy Egret, at the Village Vanguard on Friday, March 4. Sets are at 8:30 and 10:30 pm.
Joy in Singing presents a recital of art song settings, both historic and contemporary, of women’s correspondence. Hear song settings of letters by Edna St. Vincent Millay, letters between Calamity Jane and her daughter Janie, plus letters of women during the civil war, by such noteworthy composers as Libby Larsen, and Guggenheim Fellows in Music Composition: Dominick Argento (1957), Juliana…
Join Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 1985, at the New York Public Library for a book signing and panel discussion on Seven Work Ballets. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Q Art Salon is proud to present Hour by Hour, curated by Marc Trujillo. This group exhibition opens Saturday, March 5, with a reception from 7 to 10 pm. Hour by Hour includes the work of American painter Marc Trujillo, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2008. View the press release
United States Poet Laureate and retired creative writing professor, Juan Felipe Herrera (Fellow in Poetry, 2010), will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement during the 21st Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.