Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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In conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view through May 14, 2014, the Guggenheim will host a weekend of public programs, featuring film, interviews, music, panel discussions, performances, spoken word, and more. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, will host an all-star cast of activists, artists, musicians, writers, and other internationally renowned guests in a series of museum sessions in celebration of her exhibition.
Cohosted by Weems and Carl Hancock Rux, a poet, playwright, and recording artist, this multidisciplinary performance-salon focuses on contemporary cultural production by people of color in the areas of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual art, and the discourses around this production. Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Aja Monet, along with spoken-word artists Saul Williams and Greg Tate, will punctuate the proceedings with poetry and manifesto readings. Program details, ticketing information, and access to the livestream are available at guggenheim.org/weemslive.
Daytime programs are free with museum admission; *8pm program tickets are $35, $30 members, $15 students with valid ID. General admission tickets for the evening programs go on sale March 25 (members-only presale begins March 18).
Venue Description: Celebrated worldwide as one of the most noteworthy art museums and architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is all together an essential cultural center, an educational institution, as well as the heart of an international network of museums. Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic inverted ziggurat leads visitors through a series of interconnected rooms and requires them to retrace their steps when exiting. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-increasing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond. Through extraordinary exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation achieves its mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art and architecture, and the collection, conservation, and observation of the art of our time.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located on the Upper East Side at 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) and is open Sundays to Wednesdays from 10am-5:45pm, Fridays from 10am to 5:45pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 7:45pm. The Museum is closed on Thursdays and Christmas Day. Admission into the museum is $22 for adults, $18 for students and seniors (65 years and older) with valid ID. Children under twelve may enter free of cost. The museum is wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery, located at the top of the first ramp, accessible by two low stairs. The first and second rotunda ramps offer partial views of the High Gallery. The last tickets are issued at 7:15pm.