Join us for Saturday on the House—a monthly day of free museum admission for all—with a fun lineup of outdoor programming celebrating the vibrancy of New York City! Taking over 88th Street at Fifth Avenue, the October edition of Saturday on the House features live music, performances, art-making activities, and more. Galleries will be open from 11 am–6 pm EDT and the outdoor block party will take place from 12–4 pm.
On the street, all-woman DJ collective Roadie Worldwide kicks off the afternoon with a live set. Participants can interact with Abandoned Orchestra, a sound sculpture and performance by drummer and composer Zane Rodulfo, with collaborator, Eto Otitigbe; and watch members of the Missing Element fuse the music making of beatbox with street dance and participate in a beatbox workshop with a champion beatboxer. Drawing materials will be offered at activity kiosks, inviting visitors to sketch the architecture and art on view. Guests may enjoy drinks and snacks in The Macallan Lounge on Fifth Avenue. Alcohol will be available for purchase to those 21+ with valid identification.
Inside the iconic spiral of the museum, visitors are invited to discover exhibitions of works by two visionary artists—Vasily Kandinsky and Etel Adnan—and shop at the Guggenheim Store. The outdoor celebration is free and open to the public. Timed tickets to enter the museum will be released 48 hours in advance. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP
Upcoming dates for Saturday on the House are November 6 and December 4.
Saturday on the House is sponsored by The Macallan Scotch Whisky in support of the Guggenheim’s diversity, equity, access and inclusion efforts to make art available to a wider public and engage a variety of audiences within the New York metropolitan area.
About The Macallan
Founded in 1824, The Macallan is renowned worldwide for its single malt whiskies. Their quality and distinctive character reveal the uncompromised excellence pursued by The Macallan since it was established by Alexander Reid, on a plateau above the River Spey in northeast Scotland. In 2018, The Macallan opened a new chapter in its history with the launch of its award-winning Speyside distillery. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects to promote sustainability, the building takes inspiration from the surrounding ancient Scottish hills. It stands nearby Easter Elchies House, the Highland manor built in 1700, which is The Macallan’s spiritual home and remains the heartbeat of The Macallan’s beautiful 485-acre estate. Through an auction of one of the thirteen original bottles of The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection, The Macallan has raised funds to support Saturday on the House.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
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 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. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is now among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit guggenheim.org.
Health and Safety Information
Please note, all visitors over 12 must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter the museum, and masks are required. Masks are also required at the outdoor celebration, unless consuming food and beverage. Learn more and prepare for your visit.