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The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility with Helen Lee + UES Brunch

Feb 24 | Sat |
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We’ll start the afternoon with brunch at Island restaurant before heading to the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building to explore this fascinating exhibit. Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility presents works of art that feature partially obscured or hidden figures, thus positioning them at the “edge of visibility.” In this art context, the common phrase going dark is understood as a tactic whereby artists visually conceal the body to explore a key tension in contemporary society: the desire to be seen and the desire to be hidden from sight.

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Occupying the Guggenheim Museum’s iconic rotunda, Going Dark presents more than 100 works by a group of 28 artists, the majority of whom are Black and more than half of whom are women. While most of the works date from the 1980s to the present, a selection of them were created in the 1960s and ’70s by three iconic artists—David Hammons, Faith Ringgold, and Charles White—suggesting that the development of Conceptual art during these decades launched new pathways of expression that laid the groundwork for contemporary artists tackling the “edge of visibility” today.

All tickets include the museum entrance as well as the private, guided tour. Full experience tickets also include 1 entree + 1 non-alcoholic beverage as well as tax and tip at brunch. Any additional food or drink should be ordered and paid separately on-site.

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Full Schedule:

12pm | Brunch at Island Restaurant 1305 Madison Ave.

1:50pm | Meet for 2pm private guided tour The Guggenheim | 1071 5th Ave

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Non-member Tickets: Museum entrance/tour only: $70 early bird through 2/17; $75 thereafter Full experience with brunch: $100 early bird through 2/17; $105 thereafter

Art-full Member Tickets:* Museum entrance/tour only: $60 early bird through 2/17; $65 thereafter Full experience with brunch: $90 early bird through 2/17; $95 thereafter

Venue: The Guggenheim

1071 5th Ave Map
347-843-5182