Meanwhile, the Guggenheimers are gearing up for the opening-night reception on Aug. 2, which you're invited to only if you received an invitation. (Yeah, we didn't get one either.)
Here's part of the invite someone who was invited shared with us...
Peter Lawson-Johnston, Honorary Chairman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
William L. Mack, Chairman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Jennifer Blei Stockman, President, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Harald Krüger, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG
The BMW Guggenheim Lab Team
request the pleasure of your company for an opening reception of the BMW Guggenheim Lab.
An evening of music curated by Thurston Moore, long-lost footage from TV Party (1978–1982) presented by Glenn O'Brien, and summer fare by Roberta’s.
Space is limited. RSVP essential by XXXXXXX
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile urban laboratory that will launch in New York City on August 3, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and Asia in a six-year initiative that will explore innovative ideas and designs for city life.
We're not sure if Thurston Moore will actually be there, or if he's just sending along some mix tapes or MP3s or what not for the bash...
Oh, and it opens to the rest of you schlubs on Aug. 3.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Guggenheim wants our rat-infested First Street lot
Residents pitching in to help refurbish First Street garden
Designs for urban life apparently don't include trees
Continuing to question the BMW Guggenheim Lab's benefits to the local community