© 2018 Scott Rudd.

On November 15th, the annual Guggenheim International Gala celebrated the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and philanthropists Dimitris Daskalopoulos and Alice Walton with a grand dinner at the museum’s landmark Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. 

The feast featured a menu by Gunnar Gíslason, Executive Head Chef of Agern, as well as a special performance of the oldest song in the world, the Hurrian Hymn,” arranged by Nico Muhly and commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Notable guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, pre-gig performer Jorja Smith, Maria Grazia Chiuri from Dior, Nan Goldin, and many more.

From left to right: Jamie King, Gwyneth Paltrow, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Karlie Kloss. Picture courtesy of BFA.

Hosted by Dior, over $2 million dollars were raised in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, advancing a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, while providing stewardship for the Guggenheim’s modern and contemporary art collection and its building.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Jorja Smith performs onstage during the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party made possible by Dior at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dior)

On November 14, a day before the dinner gala, nearly 600 guests attended the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party. The evening featured a special performance by Jorja Smith and sounds by AMRIT.

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