November 30, 2020, 5 pm

Conversation Pieces are online, hour-long explorations of the Guggenheim’s collection, exhibitions, and architecture. In these live discussions meant to simulate the participatory aspects of on-site tours, a selection of artworks serves as the point of departure for dialogue and personal reflection. Centered around a new theme each week, all sessions are facilitated by a museum educator and encourage close looking and conversation among participants.

How would the same work of art feel different when installed in a kitchen or a public park as opposed to a museum gallery? Since when, and why, are white walls often a museum standard? Join in an exploration into the works of Hilma af Klint, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Pipilotti Rist, Anicka Yi, and others from the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibition history through the lens of space and place. In this conversation, participants will consider and discuss the medium of installation, site specificity, scale, surroundings, and online experiences with art.

Conversation Pieces will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video conferencing software. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a microphone and internet access.

$15, $10 members, $5 students. A Zoom link and password will be emailed ahead of the program. All times listed are Eastern Time (ET).


Nam June Paik, TV Garden (2000 Version). Installation View, The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 11 – April 26, 2000. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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