Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, celebrates 90 years of excellence with Robert Longo in in the Museum.
August 12, 2021: Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, hosted their annual Gala, a celebration of 90 years of excellence. The evening began in the museum with the opening reception for Robert Longo: A History of the Present, curated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Guild Hall Chief Curation and Museum Director. In two adjacent galleries Longo juxtaposes America’s past with it present through 17 monumental, highly labor-intensive charcoal drawings that act as mirrors into history. This breathtaking exhibition is truly a “must see” event. From there the celebration moved to a private home for cocktails overlooking the pond, dinner and the program under a tent, followed by dancing to DJ Mick.
UP-COMING PROGRAMS REALTED TO THE OPENING:
August 7, 6-8PM: Meet Robert Longo in the Galleries
August 17, 7PM: Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat in Conversation
Artists Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat will discuss process of visual artists making and directing films
August 17, 8:30PM: Screening of Johnny Mnemonic Introduced by Robert Longo
New Black & White conversion of the 1995 action drama starring Keanu Reeves
August 31, 7PM: Robert Longo Documentary Film by The Artist Profile Archive Followed by a Q&A with Robert Longo, Filmmaker Sophie Chahinian, and moderated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield
Photography: Barry Gordin