North America

Full rotunda show includes painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, fashion, and decorative arts, featuring many works never shown before in the United States

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, Location: Full rotunda and all ramps; Annex Levels 5 & 7
Dates:  October 1, 2010-January 9, 2011, Preview:  Thursday, September 30, 10am-1pm
(NEW YORK, NY – August 5, 2010)––Rising from the ruins and horror of World War I, European art and culture returned to the classical past, seeking tranquility, order, and enduring values. Artists turned away from prewar experimentalism and embraced the heroic human figure and rational organization. Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936 is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the vast transformation in European culture between the world wars. With approximately 150 works by more than 80 artists, comprising painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, fashion, and the decorative arts, this thematically organized exhibition examines the return to order in its key manifestations: the poetic dream of antiquity in the Parisian avant-garde; the politicized revival of the Roman Empire under Benito Mussolini; the functionalist utopianism of International Style architecture that originated at the Bauhaus; and, ultimately, the chilling aesthetic of nascent Nazi society.

The 2009 New York Couture Show, hosted by legendary party girls, Frenchy from VH1's Rock of Love and Contessa Stuto, was held on Saturday, September 12th at Webster Hall for a trendy 19 and over crowd.  It was entertaining, playful, colorful and full of energy!  The doors opened at 9pm to a one hour open bar and the fun-filled fashion show started 2 hours later.  The first 100 guests were treated to gift bags!  Check out the gallery of photos and visit: