[Adolph Gottlieb, “The Sea Chest,” 1942. Oil on canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York]
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First Fridays at the Guggenheim are a thing to experience. The once-a-month, open-to-the-public extravaganzas of art, drinks, and DJs under the roof of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda are a great way to usher in the weekend. And, as it just so happens, this is the first Friday of the month. Vito & Druzzi of the Brooklyn quartet The Rapture Infect Art After Dark are spinning tonight, and the Guggenheim’s current showing of exhibitions is, as always, formidable.
The highlight of the museum’s current offerings is a mammoth, full-career retrospective of Louise Bourgeois. This is also one of the last weekends to see Imageless, an exploration of conservators’ efforts to uncover the mysteries hidden beneath Ad Reinhardt’s Black Painting. Finally, a number of interesting works from the museum’s permanent collection are on view, including pieces from 1940s-era New York (in which the pictured Gottlieb canvas is incorporated) and an assortment of early Kandinsky prints and paintings.
Open 9 pm to 1 am. Admission is $25; museum members get in free.
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