Works & Process

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim is a performing-arts series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Works & Process informs artistic creation through conversation and performance,[ambiguous] and is presented in the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Peter B. Lewis Theater.

After over 300 productions, Works & Process is now recognized as a pioneer in creating programs that provide access to leading performing artists, writers, choreographers, composers, scientists, and directors. Programs continue to offer both discussion and performance. Programs are often sold out, and following each event, a reception with the artists takes place in the museum's rotunda.

From the museum's inception, Frank Lloyd Wright recognized the importance of making performance an integral part of the museum's dedication to the performing arts. Mary Sharp Cronson, Works & Process founder, offered to create a series when the museum was no longer able to do so. Mrs. Cronson would go on to invite leaders in the worlds of art and science to talk about their work and to showcase their creative process.

Described by the New York Times as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process"[1] by the Village Voice as "revelatory", by the New Yorker as "exceptional", and by New York Magazine as "illuminating".[2]


  1. ^ "Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2010 Season". Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Works & Process 2009". Retrieved February 25, 2011. 

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