Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Chaos and Classicism October Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Chaos and Classicism October Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Barcelona Pavilion, 1928–29
Exterior view with Georg Kolbe’s Morning (Der Morgen, 1925), 1929
Gelatin silver print
16.5 x 22.2 cm.
© 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
October 1, 2010
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Chaos and Classicism October Programs

Sackler Center for Arts Education
October Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York City

Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936Lecture
Lateness and the Politics of Media

Peter Eisenman

Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques

Film Screening
Scipio the African (Scipione l’africano), 1937
Director: Carmine Gallone

Fridays, October 8 and 15, 12:30, 2, and 3:30 pm
Fascist Italy’s most spectacular costume epic celebrates ancient Rome’s conquests in Africa during the Second Punic War. Produced by Benito Mussolini’s government, at the time this was the most expensive Italian film ever made with over 430,000 extras, 1,000 horses, and 50 elephants. Drawing on Rome’s imperial past to justify Italy’s expansionist present, the film is a soaring historical pageant, reverberating with the aesthetics and ideals of fascist Italy. Free with museum admission.

Film Screening
The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poète), 1930
Director: Jean Cocteau
Saturday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 10, 4:30 pm
Friday, October 29, 1 and 2:30 pm

The first installment in the Orphic Trilogy—a series of three films by acclaimed French avant-garde director Jean Cocteau—the groundbreaking film The Blood of a Poet is one of cinema’s great experiments. A portrait of the plight of the artist, the film uses surrealist imagery to explore the poet’s obsession with the relationships between art and dreams, metaphor and reality, and life and death. French with English subtitles. Free with museum admission.

Access Tour
Mind’s Eye
Monday, October 11, 6:30 pm

As part of the museum’s free programs for partially sighted, blind, and deaf visitors, Guggenheim museum educators guide an interactive tour and discussion focusing on Chaos and Classicism and followed by a private reception. Free admission with advance RSVP required at [email protected]

On View
Vox Populi: Posters of the Interwar Years

The 1920s and 1930s were among the greatest years in the history of poster design. The popular voice of manufacturers, political movements, and the travel and entertainment industries, the poster was an immensely refined art created for a vast public. Vox Populi: Posters of the Interwar Years presents a selection of six posters from France, Italy, and Germany.

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