Christine and the Queens to Perform at Guggenheim Gala Pre-Party

French musician Christine and the Queens will be the performer at this year’s Guggenheim gala pre-party, as sponsored by Dior.

The two-night 2019 Dior Guggenheim event, featuring the pre-party and the international gala, will take place on Nov. 13 and 14 this year. The international gala will honor Frank Gehry, Peter Lawson-Johnston, Mary Sharp Cronson and Caroline Cronson. This year’s gala will also mark the 60th anniversary of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.

The evening features a special performance by Christine and the Queens, a DJ set, an open bar, and after-hours access to the exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. This one-night-only event launches the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala.


Christine and the Queens, born Héloïse Letissier, is a contemporary French pop musician who released her second album, “Chris,” last September. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders issue in September 2018; the first single off “Chris,” called “Girlfriend,” was named song of the year by Time. “As a woman, a feminist and a queer woman, I kind of need complexity and I need nuances and I want them,” she told WWD at the time of the album’s release.