The Guggenheim Museum hosted the 2014 Guggenheim Young Collectors Party on Thursday, February 27 to benefit the Young Collectors Council (YCC). A 7:30 pm intimate dinner in the Wright restaurant was followed by a celebration in the museum’s rotunda beginning at 9 pm. Funds raised from the evening benefit the Young Collectors Council Art Fund to help purchase new acquisitions of works by emerging artists for the museum’s collection. Major support of the 2014 Young Collectors Party is provided by David Yurman.
During the evening, guests had an opportunity to view the current retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. A presentation of Fragmented Body 1 (installation for a performance), 2013, conceived by artist Eva Kotátková (b. 1982, Prague) will be performed on the rotunda floor. DJ Chelsea Leyland will provide music for the event. Chairs of the 2014 Young Collectors Party are Misha Nonoo and Alexander Gilkes, and Evan and Ku-Ling Yurman. YCC co-chairs are Noreen K. Ahmad, Astrid Hill Dattilo, Anne Huntington, and Dan Tanzilli. Guests will include artists whose work is represented in the Guggenheim collection, as well as members of the event host committee, including Sarah Arison, Lesley M.M. Blume, Susan Cernek, Adam Fields, Cary Fukunaga, Begum Yasar, and Tiffany Zabludowicz. For more information, visit www.guggenheim.org/yccparty.
About the YCC
The YCC is designed for young professionals, ages 21–40, interested in art and collecting. Members enjoy a dedicated calendar of events that includes private programs led by curators, invitations to exhibition opening receptions, day trips to nearby art destinations, and invitations to parties and other special events. An integral part of the YCC is the Acquisitions Committee, a unique opportunity for members to meet twice a year to vote on new art works to be added to the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection. Over the last 15 years the YCC has supported the acquisition of more than 120 works for the museum.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which opened in 1997, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, currently in development. Looking to the future, the foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.