An architectural wonder of New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is as unique in construction as the art displayed inside. The art exhibited within the museum is both contemporary and modern with a concentration on pieces of 20th century and present-day design. The Guggenheim is a remarkable place to experience continuous artistic innovation and cultural diffusion
Founded in 1996, the Young Collectors Council (YCC) has added more than 140 pieces of artwork to the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. The council, in collaboration with the Young Collectors Council Art Fund, encourages and financially supports both developing and reputable artists of contemporary focus.
On March 9th, 2017, the YCC invited guests to the famous Guggenheim rotunda to celebrate an outstanding 20 years of supporting the arts. Only one party can dragged all of its distinguished gusts way uptown for an unforgettable night. Before the festivities, invitees were treated to an intimate dinner and cocktails at the Wright, the highly rated restaurant located within the museum itself. Afterwards, the museum came alive as celebration began in the late hours of the night. Throughout the night, guests were treated to modern dance performances by Kim Brandt, FlucT, Sam Roeck, and Quenton Stuckey. These young members definitely knew how to have fun and were urged to let loose on the dance floor to sets from DJ Ryan McNamara.
The event space was truly unique, offering a carousel of multiple floors open to exploration. The rotunda walkway led guests upward for a view of the event from above. However, no matter how far up you went, the party was never too far away -- or out of sight. The crowd was full of energy and the dancing continued late into the wee hours of the night. However, before leaving, guests made sure to take pictures with the wall of red and purple flower appliqué constructed specifically for the event.
The Guggenheim, typically only open during the day, re-opened its doors for art and fashion enthusiasts in celebration of the YCC’s 20 years. Funds raised from the evening will continue to benefit the work of contemporary artists and the masterpieces collected for permanent display within the museum. To make sure you are part of this amazing party next time be sure to check out all the latest happenings, including events like this one, at guggenheim.org.
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