Who: 2017 Young Collectors Party co-chairs Sarah Arison, Laura de Gunzburg, and Nell Diamond; Young Collectors Council (YCC) cochairs Noreen K. Ahmad, Alexandra Economou, Anne Huntington and Tiffany Zabludowicz; host committee including JiaJia Fei, Marc Glimcher and Fairfax Dorn, Michael Xufu Huang, Dalia Oberlander, and Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti; and contemporary artists represented in the Guggenheim collection, such as N. Dash, Josh Kline, Agnieszka Kurant, and Jonas Wood. Ryan McNamara presents a new DJ set and performative interventions by Kim Brandt, FlucT, Sam Roeck, and Quenton Stuckey in the rotunda.
What: The 2017 Guggenheim Young Collectors Party celebrates the 20th anniversary of the YCC, recognizing the acquisition of over 140 works for the museum’s permanent collection since 1996 though the Young Collectors Council Art Fund. The evening begins with an intimate cocktail hour and seated dinner in The Wright for YCC and event co-chairs, host committee members, and artists from the Guggenheim collection. After dinner, guests celebrate in the museum’s iconic rotunda with drinks, dessert, and dancing. Funds raised from the evening will 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.
Artist Ryan McNamara presents a new DJ set of dance music for the Young Collectors Party. Building on his critically acclaimed performance Battleground, a Works & Process commission that premiered at the Guggenheim in 2016, McNamara has invited Kim Brandt, FlucT, Sam Roeck, and Quenton Stuckey to stage performative interventions in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda throughout the night in response to his musical selections.
When: Thursday, March 9. Private cocktail reception and dinner at 7:30 pm. General admission, 9 pm–midnight.
Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $300 ($250 for YCC members). For more information, visit guggenheim.org/yccparty.
About the YCC
The Young Collectors Council (YCC) is a dynamic leadership group for young professionals ages 21–40 who seek to further their understanding of contemporary art and culture. Members connect with artists of our time, prominent collectors, and leading figures in the art world through a series of programs and events designed by the museum’s curators. An integral part of the YCC is the Acquisitions Committee, a unique opportunity for members to meet twice a year to vote on new acquisitions for the museum’s contemporary collection. Over the last 20 years the YCC has supported the acquisition of more than 140 works for the museum.