THE 2017 YOUNG COLLECTORS PARTY @ THE GUGGENHEIM

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On March 9th, the art world’s elite flocked to the Guggenheim for the Young Collectors Party. This year’s event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Young Collector’s Council and the acquisition of over 140 Works for the museum’s collection. The evening kicked off with with specialty cocktails in the museum’s iconic rotunda, recognizing artists whose work has been acquired through funds raised by the YCC. A dinner in The Wright restaurant followed, at which guests enjoyed Sarah Crowner’s recently unveiled immersive installation of gleaming terra cotta tiles and a striking sewn-canvas backdrop distinguished by its geometric abstract design. After dinner, it was time to celebrate! Guests were treated to an open bar, a DJ set by Ryan McNamara, and performances by Kim Brandt, FlucT, Sam Roeck, and Quenton Stuckey which activate the museum’s singular interior and rounded off a night of dancing and revelry.

Young Collectors Council co-chairs, Noreen K. Ahmad, Alexandra Economou, Anne Huntington, and Tiffany Zabludowicz were in attendance as well as Indira Cesarine, Julien Bismuth, Lucas Blalock, Sarah Crowner, Sara Cwynar, N. Dash, Julia Dault, Brendan Gerard Ryan Kelly, Daniel Gordon, Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Josh Kline, Agnieszka Kurant, Helen Marten, Josephine Meckseper, Ryan McNamara, Dalia Oberlander, Ken Okiishi, Francoise de Saint Phalle, Taryn Simon, Ruby Sky Stiler, Naama Tsabar, Jonas Wood, Anicka Yi, Kyung An, Ylinka Barotto, Swizz Beats, Katherine Brinson, Fischer Cherry, Maggie Clinton, Emie Diamond, Olivia Fialkow, JiaJia Fei, Marc Glimcher and Fairfax Dorn, Lauren Hinkson, Caroline Hoffman, Michael Xufu Huang, Juliana Huxtable, Serri Knight, Elizabeth Kurpis, Chelsea Leyland, Alexandra Munroe, Dalia Oberlander , Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, Vito Schnabel, Victoria Stockman, Nancy Spector, and Renna Tisch.

Funds raised from the evening benefit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Young Collectors Council Art Fund, which supports emerging and established contemporary artists and directly impacts the museum’s permanent collection.

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