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2019 Guggenheim International Gala to Honor Frank Gehry, Peter Lawson-Johnston, Mary Sharp Cronson, and Caroline Cronson

-Pre-Party with special performance by Christine and the Queens on November 13 and benefit dinner on November 14 will take place in the museumís rotunda
-The 2019 Guggenheim International Gala is made possible by Dior


The 2019 Guggenheim International Gala will be held on November 13 and 14. Both evenings will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the museumís Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building and its recent inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and honor four individuals who have historic affiliations with the Guggenheim: Frank Gehry, the preeminent architect of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the forthcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Peter Lawson-Johnston, honorary chair of the Guggenheim Foundation and grandson of museum founder Solomon R. Guggenheim; Mary Sharp Cronson, founder and board president emerita of Works & Process, the long-standing performing arts program at the Guggenheim Museum; and Caroline Cronson, producer of Works & Process. †Festivities kick off with the Pre-Party on November 13, featuring a dynamic performance by the French musician Christine and the Queens. The benefit dinner will take place the following evening. The 2019 Guggenheim International Gala is made possible by Dior.

The Guggenheim International Gala is the museumís annual signature fundraising event, providing essential support for its world-renowned exhibition and educational programming, and stewardship of the building and unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary works of art.

Gala Co-chairs are Christina and Robert Baker, Pietro Beccari, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Valerie and Charles Diker, Gail Engelberg, Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman, Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, Sheree Hovsepian and Rashid Johnson, Phyllis and William Mack, Denise and Andrew Saul, and Jamie Singer and Robert Soros.

Tickets to the Pre-Party go on sale September 19. Tickets are $225 for members and $250 for general admission and include a performance by Christine and the Queens, an open bar, and a viewing of†Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, the first-ever artist-curated exhibition at the Guggenheim in which six contemporary artists offer a critical examination of the museumís collection. A one-year membership to the Young Collectors Council (YCC) (valued at $600) may be combined with an individual ticket to the Pre-Party for the discounted price of $750. This event has limited capacity. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit For information on tickets to the benefit dinner on November 14, contact†


A celebrated figure in contemporary pop music, French artist Christine and the Queens is known for immaculate dance routines and showmanship. Christine and the Queens wrote, arranged and produced her last album†Chris, which followed her debut record that received near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and the United Kingdom in 2016, and sold more than 1.3 million copies.†Chris†is a direct record that makes no apology for its themes of desire, machismo and otherness, and also embraces complexity. Among other media highlights, she appeared on the cover of TIME Magazineís Next Generation Leaders issue in September 2018.


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. In 2019, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon and ďtemple of spiritĒ where radical art and architecture meet.†To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheimís activities around the world, visit†

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