Guggenheim Young Collectors Party

The 2019 Guggenheim Young Collectors Party will feature performative interventions in the museum’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda, choreographed by artist Brendan Fernandes. Conjuring what the artist calls “ballet kink,” Fernandes’s performances, which will be interspersed throughout the evening, explore notions of desire, labor, and power through choreography drawn from classical ballet and modern dance, with a nod to fetish clubs and the Japanese bondage art of shibari. Karsten Sollors will provide music, and guests may also enjoy the opportunity to view the exhibition Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, which honors the groundbreaking work and sustained legacy of artist Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989).


The evening will begin with a seated dinner in The Wright for the Young Collectors Council and event cochairs, host committee members, and artists whose work is represented in the Guggenheim collection through acquisitions of the YCC Art Fund. After dinner, guests will celebrate in the rotunda with drinks, dessert, and dancing. Funds raised will benefit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the YCC Art Fund, which has supported the acquisition of more than 140 works by emerging and established contemporary artists over the last 20 years.

Start Date

April 11, 2019

End Date

April 11, 2019


09:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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