The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum has teamed up with The Macallan to unveil Saturday on the House, an opportunity for visitors to enjoy free admission all day to the Guggenheim on select Saturdays. Upcoming dates for Saturday on the House are May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 23, November 6, and December 4.
Saturday on the House, which is being sponsored by The Macallan Scotch Whisky, has been created to make art available to a wider public and engage a variety of audiences, two objectives of the museum’s diversity, equity, access, and inclusion plan. Visitors are invited to experience all of the exhibitions on view each Saturday that the program is offered.
For the inaugural Saturday on the House, May 1, open exhibitions include Off the Record, featuring 13 artists whose work questions and challenges dominant narratives in mainstream documentation; Christian Nyampeta: Sometimes It Was Beautiful, a solo site-specific installation in the rotunda; A Year with Children 2021, a showcase of artworks made by students participating in the museum’s arts education program Learning Through Art during its fiftieth year; Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural, a presentation dedicated to Mural, a work that has not been shown in New York in more than 20 years; and Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism, sculptural work by artists who question and expand the legacy of Abstract Expressionism.
Capacity is limited and timed tickets must be reserved in advance. Visitors are invited to sign up to receive email notifications when tickets are released.
In March, one of the extremely scarce 13 Anecdotes of Ages bottles from a recent collection by Sir Peter Blake x The Macallan was auctioned with Sotheby’s New York to benefit Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s diversity, equity, access, and inclusion initiatives and raised funds to support Saturday on the House. In the end, the bottle auctioned for $437,500.