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Fall Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum – #Free with admission

Fall Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum


Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953
Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm
Private collection, Rome
© Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

In conjunction with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s fall exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of
Painting, the museum presents the following public programs.
Theater of War
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27 and 28, 6:30 pm
Taking into account Alberto Burri’s experience as a prisoner of war, the Guggenheim hosts Outside the
Wire as they present an iteration of their innovative public health project, Theater of War. Esteemed
actors Zach Grenier, Amy Ryan, and John Turturro perform dramatic readings of selections from
Sophocles’s Philoctetes and Algerian Diary by Vittorio Sereni, a major Italian poet who was also a
prisoner of war during World War II. The readings will be followed by a panel discussion and town hall–
style forum addressing the various and lasting impacts of war on the human psyche. Cast subject to
Free with RSVP. For more information, visit
November Steps
Thursday, November 12, 8 pm
Tom Gold Dance reimagines November Steps, a 1973 ballet choreographed by Alberto Burri’s wife,
Minsa Craig, to Tōru Takemitsu’s 1967 composition of the same name, which included set design and
costumes by Burri himself. In this rendition, dancers from the New York City Ballet perform on the
Rotunda Floor as a projection of one of Burri’s Cretti works gradually comes into formation on the stage
beneath them.
$40, $30 members, $20 students. Tickets available October 9. For more information, visit
Le Conversazioni
Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 pm
Moderated by Italian writer and film director Antonio Monda, this program features a conversation with
acclaimed cinema personalities, including novelist and playwright Don DeLillo, about how Italian
neorealist films have influenced their lives and work.
$20, $15 members, $10 students. Tickets available October 9. For more information, visit
Aesthetics of Poverty: Italian Neorealist Film
Fridays, 1 pm
Alberto Burri’s work, in its straightforward presentation of materials from life, shares with Italian
neorealist film an “aesthetic of poverty” that points to material deprivation in postwar Italy. Four
important films from this rich cinematic period are screened on select Fridays.
November 20: Paisà (Paisan), 1946
Directed by Roberto Rossellini, 120 minutes
December 4: La terra trema (The Earth Trembles), 1948
Directed by Luchino Visconti, 160 minutes
December 11: Il cielo e rosso (The Sky Is Red), 1950
Directed by Claudio Gora, 99 minutes
December 18: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert), 1964
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 117 minutes
Free with admission. For more information, visit
Fridays, 12 pm
Private gallery tours of Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting are led by a Guggenheim conservator and
October 30: Conservator’s Eye
Carol Stringari, Deputy Director and Chief Conservator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
December 11: Curator’s Eye
Emily Braun, Exhibition Curator
Tour will be interpreted in American Sign Language.
Free with admission. For more information, visit

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