The Guggenheim Museum will present a unique musical performance by the rock band MGMT at the after-party for the annual Guggenheim International Gala on Thursday, November 10, 2011, held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of the exhibition Maurizio Cattelan: All. A second MGMT performance at the museum will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011.
The 2011 Guggenheim International Gala will celebrate the retrospective Maurizio Cattelan: All, in which the artist's entire body of work will be suspended en masse from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda in a provocative, site-specific installation. With over 130 artworks on view from the rotunda floor and from varying heights of the museum ramps, the exhibition offers a dramatic setting for guests at the Guggenheim International Gala and at the MGMT events.
In anticipation of the performance, MGMT said, "We're creating a musical experience that works for the building, and for the construction and presentation of the Cattelan exhibition. The art exhibition is done in a completely original way, so it deserves music which is completely original. The Guggenheim performance won't be a traditional MGMT show, but it will be ____."
A preview video of the band members is available on guggenheim.org/mgmt. The MGMT performance is produced by Bronwyn Keenan, Director of Special Events, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Sam Brumbaugh, Special Events Consultant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Tickets to the November 10th Guggenheim International Gala after-party at 9:30 pm include cocktails and dessert. These tickets are $150 for Guggenheim members and $200 for non-members. A one-year membership to the museum's Young Collectors Council with an individual ticket to the after-party is available for $600. Tickets to the November 11th performance with a cash bar are $35 for Guggenheim members and $40 for non-members. There is limited capacity.
Guggenheim Members may purchase tickets for both performances beginning Thursday, October 13 at 10 am. Tickets to both performances will be available to the public beginning Friday, October 14 at 10 am. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/mgmt.