Monday, November 23, 6:30 pm – Wednesday, November 25, 2 pm

To continue celebrating the ideas, people, and art at the core of our mission, the Guggenheim is offering virtual Mind’s Eye programming for participants who are blind or have low vision. This month’s program explores the theme Processing Trauma: Meaningful Shadows from Figuration to Abstraction. Through a selection of collection artworks, we’ll discuss how artists have used shadows to express difficult lived experiences and to process trauma. This session will include works by Cai Guo-Qiang, David Hammons, Camille Pissarro, and  Zarina.

This Mind’s Eye experience will be offered remotely through verbal description and conversation. The program will be accessible by web link and by dial-in phone number, depending on your preference.

Free, but space is limited. To RSVP, call 212 360 4355 or email

David Hammons, Close Your Eyes and See Black, 1969. Pigment on gold-coated paperboard, 35 7/8 × 24 3/4 inches (91.1 × 62.9 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased through prior gifts of Daimler-Benz in honor of Thomas M. Messer, the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., William C. Edwards, Jr., in memory of Sibyl H. Edwards, the Estate of Karl Nierendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Ostow, and Dr. Solomon W. Schaefer 2018.56. © David Hammons