Guggenheim and Dior Announce Dates for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala

Friday, July 24, 2015
Guggenheim and Dior Announce Dates for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala

Benefit Events on November 4 and 5 Honor Artists On Kawara (in memoriam), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo. The 2015 Guggenheim International Gala (GIG) will take place on November 4 and 5, 2015, and for the third consecutive year will be presented by Dior.

Guggenheim and Dior Announce Dates for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala

Benefit Events on November 4 and 5 Honor Artists On Kawara (in memoriam), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo.

The 2015 Guggenheim International Gala (GIG) will take place on November 4 and 5, 2015, and for the third consecutive year will be presented by Dior. The celebration will begin on Wednesday with a pre-party hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council (YCC) featuring a special musical performance by Canadian producer, singer, and songwriter Grimes. The pre-party will be held from 9 pm to midnight. A benefit dinner on Thursday will follow, honoring artists On Kawara (in memoriam) and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, both the subjects of recent career-spanning exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, whose work is on view at the museum through October 12, 2015.

Proceeds from the GIG contribute to the Guggenheim Museum’s general operating fund, which helps to make possible a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, supports stewardship of the Guggenheim’s unparalleled collections of modern and contemporary works of art, and provides for the care of the museum’s landmark building.

Honorary chairs for the event are Christina Baker, Phyllis Mack, Raf Simons, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and Sidney Toledano. Event cochairs are Todd and Katie Boehly, Valentino D. Carlotti, and Denise Saul.

Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum said, “The Guggenheim is pleased to honor three extraordinary artists, On Kawara, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo, whose work we have been privileged to share with museum-going audiences this year and which holds an important place in our collection. We are delighted to be working again with Dior, our invaluable collaborator in presenting the GIG, and we look forward to building on last year’s success.”

Image above: John Londono

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