Virtual Field Trip: New York Guggenheim Museum – Hilma af Klint Exhibit: Paintings for the Future

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DateMarch 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Time01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $15

Non-Member's Price $35


Event details

Head to the Big Apple and (virtually) experience the iconic Guggenheim Museum with your friends from the Alliance onMarch 20. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lets you spend intimate time with Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition.

Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is a long under-recognized innovator of abstract art. Her Paintings for the Future is one of the Guggenheim’s most popular exhibitions.

When Hilma af Klint began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906, they were like little that had been seen before: bold, colorful, and untethered from any recognizable references to the physical world. It was years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, and others would take similar strides to rid their own artwork of representational content. Yet while many of her better-known contemporaries published manifestos and exhibited widely, af Klint kept her groundbreaking paintings largely private. She rarely exhibited them and, convinced the world was not yet ready to understand her work, stipulated that it not be shown for twenty years following her death. Ultimately, her work was all but unseen until 1986, and only over the subsequent three decades have her paintings and works on paper begun to receive serious attention.

“If you like to hallucinate but disdain the requisite stimulants, spend some time in the Guggenheim Museum’s staggering exhibition.” —The New York Times

“These paintings are a revelation, and like nothing that came before them.” —The Economist 

Please note: this interactive and hands-on event is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, studio or kitchen table! An access link will be provided prior to the start of class.