PEGGY GUGGENHEIM | The last Dogaressa

Open until 27 January 2020.

A selection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper, as well as documents, in an important exhibition by curators Karole Vail, the Collection Director, and Gražina Subelytė, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the move to Venice – which took place in 1948 – by the famous American collector and patron, who died in 1979.

At the same time, in addition to the great activity continued by the collector in Venice after her departure from New York, the exhibition is highlighting some exhibitions and events she organised, or which she took part in, which later proved to be authentic milestones in the history of art.

On this occasion, the public will be able to review and recontextualize famous masterpieces, such as René Magritte’s The Empire of Light, and rarely exhibited works, a further testimonial of Guggenheim’s interest in art created beyond the borders of Europe and the United States.

The exhibition, rounded-off by a much anticipated publication produced in co-edition with Marsilio Editori, fits into the ample agenda of celebrations – including the Public Programs, “The continuity of a vision”, a series of free activities open to the public – with which the museum is rendering its tribute to a doubly important anniversary: 70 years since Peggy Guggenheim’s move to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and the first exhibition organised here, and 40 years from her demise.

Free presentations are offered to visitors every day at 3.30pm, subject to purchasing the admission ticket.

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