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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of The Guggenheim.

Dior to return as lead sponsor of Guggenheim Int’l Gala

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of The Guggenheim.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of The Guggenheim.

NEW YORK — After sponsoring the highly successful 2013 Guggenheim International Gala (GIG), Dior is returning as lead sponsor for the prestigious art museum’s 2014 edition of the festive event.

Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation; Jennifer Blei Stockman, President, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; Sidney Toledano, President and CEO, Christian Dior Couture; and Raf Simons, Artistic Director, Christian Dior Couture, made the announcement today.

GIG 2014 will take place November 5 and 6. The event will honor artists Carrie Mae Weems, whose retrospective was on view at the museum this spring; Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker. Additional honores include well as members of the German artist group Zero, whose work will be presented in the exhibition ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, on view at the museum from October 10, 2014, through January 7, 2015; and Beijing-based contemporary artist Wang Jianwei, whose commissioned work will be exhibited in Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, on view at the museum from October 31, 2014, through February 16, 2015.

Visit the Guggenheim website at www.guggenheim.org.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of The Guggenheim.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of The Guggenheim.