November 14, 2016 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Agnes Martin public programs
November 14, 2016

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Alexander Liberman, Agnes Martin with level and ladder, 1960. Alexander Liberman Photography Archive, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust.

Agnes Martin public programs
Artist talks, concerts, poetry, and films

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
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This season, visit the Guggenheim for programs presented in conjunction with Agnes Martin (on view through January 11) including artist talks, concerts, a poetry reading, and film screenings that explore the deep and lasting legacy Martin has had on contemporary practitioners.

Public programs

John Zorn: Music for Agnes Martin
Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 7pm
Legendary composer John Zorn assembles a cast of musicians for two evenings of music dedicated to Agnes Martin, performed in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda and including two brand-new compositions. Each concert is followed by an exhibition viewing. Tickets.

Reflections on Agnes Martin
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30pm
Join esteemed artists Richard Tuttle and Jennie C. Jones for a discussion about the retrospective on view and personal reflection on the legacy of Agnes Martin’s life and work. Moderated by Barbara Haskell. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing and reception. Tickets.

Quiet: A Poetry Reading for Agnes Martin
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30pm
Poets Ari Banias, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Souvankham Thammavongsa read from their work in an evening curated by Jen Bervin. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing and reception. Tickets.

Free with museum admission

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World
Select Fridays, October 7–December 30, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
This documentary features interviews with Agnes Martin, shots of her at work in her studio, archival photographs and footage, and images of her work. Produced and directed by Mary Lance. Courtesy New Deal Films, Inc.

Gabriel by Agnes Martin
Fridays, November 18 and January 16, 3pm
Agnes Martin’s only completed (and rarely screened) film loosely follows the wanderings of a ten-year-old boy in rural New Mexico, near where Martin lived and worked. Introduced by David Horowitz, Curatorial Assistant. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.



Agnes Martin is organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s presentation of this exhibition is supported by COS. The Leadership Committee for Agnes Martin is gratefully acknowledged for its generosity: Pace Gallery, Charles and Valerie Diker, The Lauder Foundation-Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mary and John Pappajohn, FX & Natasha de Mallmann, Anne H. Bass, Peter B. Brandt, Agnes Gund, and those who wish to remain anonymous.  Funding for this exhibition is also provided by the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The Sackler Center for Arts Education is a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler Family. Endowment funding is provided by The Engelberg Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Elaine Terner Cooper Foundation, and the Esther Simon Charitable Trust. Educational activities and/or public programs are made possible in part by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, The Hilla von Rebay Foundation, and The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Funding is also provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Sidney E. Frank Foundation; Guggenheim Partners, LLC; the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust; Dorothy and Elihu Modlin; and The Barker Welfare Foundation. Additional support from Con Edison; the Gap Foundation; Katherine and Peter Kend; the Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation; the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; the Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.; and the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation thanks the members of the Education Committee for their support.

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