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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum International Gala honors 2015 exhibition artists
Alexia Niedzielski attends the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala Dinner made possible by Dior at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 5, 2015 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Christian Dior/AFP.

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 4 and 5, 2015, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrated the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala honoring artists On Kawara (in memoriam), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Doris Salcedo. A special musical performance by Grimes filled the museum’s rotunda on November 4, while guests enjoyed a preview of Tom Gold Dance’s revival of November Steps the following night. More than $2 million was raised in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The 2015 Guggenheim International Gala was made possible by Dior.

The November 5 benefit dinner included honorary chairs Christina Baker, Allison and Howard Lutnick, Phyllis Mack, Raf Simons, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and Sidney Toledano, and cochairs Todd and Katie Boehly, Valentino Carlotti, and Denise Saul. Distinguished guests in attendance included Noreen Ahmad, Richard Armstrong, Debra Black, A$AP Rocky, Tiqui Atencio, Robert Baker, Liddy Berman, Emily Blunt, Katherine Brinson, Lee Bul, John and Denise Calicchio, Anne Collier, Mary Sharp Cronson, Charles Diker, Marie and Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth, Peter Fischli, Tom Gold, Agnes Gund, Anne Huntington, Dakota Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Jill Kraus, Michael and Nina Lynne, William Mack, Linda Macklowe, Peter Marino, Wendy L. J. McNeil, Josephine Meckseper, Isaac Mizrahi, Stephen Robert, David Rodriquez, Doris Salcedo, Andrew Saul, Michael Schulhof, Cindy Sherman, Kiernan Shipka, Barbara Slifka, Leelee Sobieski, Nancy Spector, Jane Trapnell, and Alberto Vitale, among others.

On the occasion of the gala, New York City Ballet dancers performed a special preview of Tom Gold Dance’s revival of November Steps, an original ballet by dancer and choreographer Minsa Craig, wife of Italian artist Alberto Burri. The public performance, which will take place on November 12, has been organized by the Guggenheim in conjunction with the centennial of Alberto Burri’s birth and the retrospective exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, on view through January 6, 2016.

The gala benefit auction will take place as part of Phillips’s Contemporary Art Day Sale on November 10, 2015, and will feature three artworks donated by artists Paweł Althamer, Ryan McGinley, and Haegue Yang. Funds raised from this benefit sale will support the Guggenheim’s exhibitions and educational programming over the course of the next year.

On November 4, the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-party, hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council and made possible by Dior, featured a special performance by Canadian producer, singer, and songwriter Grimes. The event included guests Richard Armstrong, A$AP Rocky, Shamir Bailey, Lake Bell, Devika Bhise, Harry Brant, Peter Brant Jr., Hannah Bronfman, Victoire de Castellane, Eva Chen, Alina Cho, Anne Collier, Cynthia Erivo, Brendan Fallis, Emma Ferrer, Mamie Gummer, Richie Hawtin, Eve Hewson, Dev Hynes, Wyatt Kahn, Valery Kaufman, Riley Keough, Lola Kirke, Yumi Lambert, Josephine Le Tutour, Irina Liss, Laura Love, Rashaad Newsome, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Zachary Quinto, Kinga Rajzak, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Ella Richards, Olivier Rizzo, Mark Ronson, Camille Rowe, Lauren Santo Domingo, Olympia Scarry, Kiernan Shipka, Raf Simons, Max Snow, Nancy Spector, Jennifer Blei Stockman, Sidney Toledano, Vanessa Traina, Kris Van Assche, Ísis Valverde, and more.

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